Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Hodgson, G. 1998. (Ref. 269)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 30°N - 31°S, 32°E - 137°W (Ref. 847)
Specimens of this species are elongate (up to 25 by 13 cm), thick, and heavy, and may have an elevated central portion (tentacular lobe). The septa are neatly arranged, subequal and have very fine dentations giving the coral a smooth appearance, and the attachment scar is often not discernible (Ref. 269).
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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (15 of 100)