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Acanthastrea echinata   (Dana, 1846)

purple bullseye

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Mussidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 848).  Tropical; 36°N - 34°S, 32°E - 135°W (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: widespread in East Africa, including Red Sea to Polynesia, north to Japan and south to Solitary Islands, Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in most reef environments (Ref. 848). Hermaphroditic (Refs. 113708, 113712). 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

Hermaphroditic (Refs. 113708, 113712). 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).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Veron, J.E.N. and G. Hodgson. 1989. (Ref. 8817)

Short description Morphology

Formation: encrusting to massive, rarely over 1 m across. Corallites: cerioid or subplocoid, circular, with thick walls. Septa have long pointed teeth. Thick fleshy tissue over the skeleton present, usually forming concentric folds. Color: uniform or mottled dull brown, gray or green, but can also be brightly colored (Ref. 848).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.6 - 29, mean 27.9 (based on 1012 cells; Ref. 115970).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown