Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 847)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 0.5 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 847)
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 31°N - 34°S, 26°E - 180°E (Ref. 847)
Colonies have thin, irregular, anastomosing branches with flat ends. Corallites are prominent but without hoods and tentacles are often extended during the day. Usually cream or pinks, sometimes greenish.
Occurs in most reef habitats (Ref. 98471). 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)