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Pectinia lactuca   (Pallas, 1766)

lettuce coral

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Pectiniidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Reef-associated; depth range 1 - 15 m (Ref. 100937).  Tropical; 36°N - 27°S, 34°E - 180°E (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 100.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 98471. Common from below the reef flat to the limit of coral growth (Ref. 269). Also in lower reef slopes and turbid water (Ref. 98471). Has high bleaching level and high estimated mortality in Palau (Ref. 66144). Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). 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).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Hodgson, G. 1998. (Ref. 269)

Short description Morphology

Colonies form large plates covered with thin, high collines that form radiating valleys. The plates may be more than 1 m in diameter while the colonies may reach several centimeters in height. Corallites are widely spaced with septocostae continuous between them (Ref. 269). Zooxanthelate (Ref. 19).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A4cd)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.2 - 29.3, mean 28.7 (based on 2397 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High vulnerability (60 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown