Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 847)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.0 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 847)
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 35 m (Ref. 847)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 28°N - 31°S, 95°E - 180°E (Ref. 847)
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.
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)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)