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Halomitra pileus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

bowl coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Halomitra pileus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS

Classification
Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Fungiidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Hodgson, G. 1998. (Ref. 269)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 60.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 269); common length : 1.5 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)

Environment
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 29°N - 27°S, 34°E - 172°W (Ref. 847)

Distribution
Widely distributed throughout central Indo-Pacific.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description
In situ, this species resembles an upside-down salad bowl, up to 60 cm in diameter and 1 to 1.5 cm thick. The septa generally run uninterrupted the entire distance from the primary corallite to the margin. Primary septa are much more exsert than secondaries, and both are strongly dentate. Corallites are irregularly distributed, but may form lines parallel to the margin. Each corallites is marked by a small mound of highly exsert septa, therefore the colony surface is rough. The underside is comparatively smooth with regulary exsert costae and low spines (Ref. 269). Zooxanthellae; free-living (Ref. 19).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

In situ, this species resembles an upside-down salad bowl, up to 60 cm in diameter and 1 to 1.5 cm thick (Ref. 269). On middle to lower reef slopes away from wave action (Ref. 101943). Zooxanthellae; free-living (Ref. 19). 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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Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown