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Euphyllia cristata   Chevalier, 1971

fat tentacle torch coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Euphyllia cristata   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Euphyllidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 847)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 4.0 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 847)

Environment

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 35 m (Ref. 847)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 28°N - 31°S, 95°E - 180°E (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific.

Short description

Colonies are planeload with closely compacted corallites. Small solitary polyps are common. The primary septa are very exsert and are conspicuous underwater. No columellae. Usually pale green or gray in color with large tubular tentacles and knob-like tips.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 98471. On all reef areas at depths of 1 to 35 m (Ref. 98471). Members of the class Anthozoa are either gonochoric or hermaphroditic. Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A4cd)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown