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Plesiastrea versipora   (Lamarck, 1816)

small knob coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Plesiastrea versipora   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Faviidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Veron, J.E.N. and G. Hodgson. 1989. (Ref. 8817)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

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)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: Japan to Australia and South Africa to Easter Island.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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)

Threat to humans

Human uses


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