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Seriatopora hystrix   Dana, 1846

thin birdsnest coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Pocilloporidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 183 m (Ref. 101939).  Tropical; 30°N - 29°S, 32°E - 137°E (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 30.0 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)

Short description Morphology

A fragile, weedy species often found in dense thickets in a depth of about 6 to 20 m. Individual colonies (up to 30 cm diameter) are formed of thin branches (0.2 to 0.5 cm diameter) which frequently bifurcate and anastomose. Corallites are tiny, superficial, and form rows running from the tip to the base of the branch (Ref. 269).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in dense thickets in a depth of about 6 to 20 m (Ref. 269), especially in intertidal reef flats (Ref. 98471). Zooxanthellae (Ref. 19). 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). Spring to summer (Ref. 113712).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Hodgson, G. 1998. (Ref. 269)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Threat to humans

Human uses


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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

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 23.9 - 29, mean 28.1 (based on 1714 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (20 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown