Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847). Tropical; 30°N - 31°S, 32°E - 179°W (Ref. 847)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 3.0 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 847); common length : 3.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)
Forms dome-shaped colonies usually less than 1 m in diameter with large phaceloid corallites less than 3 cm in diameter. When a live, the several centimeters long, unbranched, brown tentacles easily distinguishes this species (Ref. 269).
May be common in protected lagoons and on reef slopes (Ref. 269). On fringing reef (Ref. 115195). Has high bleaching level in Palau (Ref. 66144).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Hodgson, G. 1998. (Ref. 269)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.9 - 29, mean 28.1 (based on 1112 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)