Anthozoa | Alcyonacea | Alcyoniidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Dai, C.-F. and T.-Y. Fan. 1996. (Ref. 81116)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Western Central Pacific: New Caledonia and Palau; South China Sea.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Abundant and covers a wide range of habitats and conditions (Ref. 101098) 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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