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Siderastrea siderea   (Ellis & Solander, 1786)

massive starlet coral

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

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Siderastreidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 2000 m (Ref. 87091)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 33°N - 8°N, 98°W - 58°W (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Indian Ocean and Western Atlantic.

Short description

Colonies are encrusting to massive. Corallites with numerous septa tightly compacted giving a smooth surface. Septa are uniformly separated and reduce numbers from the wall to the columella without forming many fan-like fusions. Usually light reddish brown in color.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common throughout the Caribbean on protected shallow reefs or deeper reefs (Ref. 415). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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