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Simplastrea vesicularis   Umbgrove, 1939


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Simplastrea vesicularis   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Oculinidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 847)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 847)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 22°N - 12°S, 95°E - 154°E (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Western Pacific: Philippines to Java and Indonesia to Papua New Guinea.

Short description

Colonies are flat and encrusting with circular corallites that are uniformly spaced and separated by blistery coenosteum. Walls are thin and septa are well developed, thin and straight. The colony surface is covered by a mass of slightly extended tentacles. Pale brown in color.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shallow reef environments (Ref. 847). 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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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