Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 847)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 847)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 22°N - 12°S, 95°E - 154°E (Ref. 847)
Indo-Western Pacific: Philippines to Java and Indonesia to Papua New Guinea.
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.
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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