Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Hodgson, G. 1998. (Ref. 269)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 30.0 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)
Reef-associated; depth range 3 - 35 m (Ref. 8294)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 30°N - 31°S, 32°E - 180°E (Ref. 847)
The major difference are that the branches are somewhat stouter, and this thickness extends almost to the blunt branch tips. Corallites are usually hooded, giving the branches a rough appearance (Ref. 269).
Depth based from occurrence (Ref. 8294); to be replaced with a better reference. On upper reef slopes (Ref. 98471). Zooxanthellae (Ref. 19). Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113708). 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 (20 of 100)