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Siderastrea radians   (Pallas, 1766)

lesser starlet coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification
Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Siderastreidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Cairns, S.D., D.R. Calder, A. Brinckmann-Voss, C.B. Castro, D.G. Fautin, P.R. Pugh, C.E. Mills, W.C. Jaap, M.N. Arai, S.H.D. Haddock and D.M. Opresko. 2003. (Ref. 1663)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 0.3 cm CORD male/unsexed; (Ref. 847)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847)

Climate / Range
Subtropical; 34°N - 5°S, 98°W - 12°E (Ref. 847)

Distribution
Western Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean.
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Short description
Appears as uniform light brown colonies that are massive, usually less then 300 mm across and sometimes occur as free-living mobile balls. Corallites are rounded, deep and irregular about 2.5-3 mm diameter. Septa are in clearly defined three cycles.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on shallow reef (Ref. 847). Either gonochoric or hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). 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

Price category (Ref. 80766)
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