Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Faviidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Veron, J.E.N. and G. Hodgson. 1989. (Ref. 8817)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 848), usually 12 - 15 m (Ref. 98471)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 54°N - 44°S, 25°E - 110°W (Ref. 848)
Indo-Pacific: Japan to Australia and South Africa to Easter Island.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
In most reef environments, including shaded environments such as under overhangs. Subtidal. Also occurs in rocky foreshores protected from strong wave exposure, on the back and foreslope of reef, in lagoons and outer reef channel (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)
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