Madracis asperula   Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1850

pointed pencil coral

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

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Astrocoeniidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 12 - ? m (Ref. 847).  Subtropical; 34°N - 8°N, 98°W - 12°W (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Central Atlantic: Caribbean Sea and northern Canary Current.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Azooxanthellate species with colonies of fine twisted branches. Corallites are subcerioid with rounded outline. The coenosteum is covered by coarse spinules.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in rocky foreshores below 12 meters (Ref. 1663). 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

Cairns, S.D., D.R. Calder, A. Brinckmann-Voss, C.B. Castro, D.G. Fautin, P.R. Pugh, C.E. Mills, W.C. Jaap, M.N. Arai, S.H.D. Haddock and D.M. Opresko. 2003. (Ref. 1663)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)
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