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Physogyra lichtensteini   (Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1851)

pearl bubble coral
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Euphyllidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847).  Tropical; 30°N - 31°S, 32°E - 179°W (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: Japan to Australia and Red Sea to Fiji.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Colonies are massive or form thick plates and meandroid in form with short, widely separated valleys. Tentacles are extended only at night and during the day the whole colony surface is covered with a mass of vesicles. Pale gray sometimes dull green in color.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in turbid environments (Ref. 847). Has very high bleaching level and high to near mortality of polyps in Palau (Ref. 66144). 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

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

Babcock, R.C. 2003. (Ref. 791)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A4cd)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Hexacorallians of the World | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown