Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 847)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 0.5 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 847)
Sessile; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 847)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 30°N - 0°N, 32°E - 55°E (Ref. 847)
Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Somalia Coastal Current.
Colonies have thin, irregular anastomosing branches with blunt ends. Corallites are prominent, almost tubular with well developed hoods, which give the branches a spiny appearance. Usually cream or pink sometimes greenish.
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
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)