Halomitra pileus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

bowl coral

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Fungiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847).  Tropical; 29°N - 27°S, 34°E - 172°W (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Widely distributed throughout central Indo-Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 60.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 269); common length : 1.5 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)

Short description Morphology

In situ, this species resembles an upside-down salad bowl, up to 60 cm in diameter and 1 to 1.5 cm thick. The septa generally run uninterrupted the entire distance from the primary corallite to the margin. Primary septa are much more exsert than secondaries, and both are strongly dentate. Corallites are irregularly distributed, but may form lines parallel to the margin. Each corallites is marked by a small mound of highly exsert septa, therefore the colony surface is rough. The underside is comparatively smooth with regulary exsert costae and low spines (Ref. 269). Zooxanthellae; free-living (Ref. 19).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

In situ, this species resembles an upside-down salad bowl, up to 60 cm in diameter and 1 to 1.5 cm thick (Ref. 269). On middle to lower reef slopes away from wave action (Ref. 101943). Zooxanthellae; free-living (Ref. 19). 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).

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Hodgson, G. 1998. (Ref. 269)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Threat to humans

Human uses


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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Hexacorallians of the World | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown