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Acanthastrea faviaformis   Veron, 2002


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 - 30 m (Ref. 848).  Tropical; 30°N - 12°S, 32°E - 132°E (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and Indonesia to Philippines.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow reef environments (Ref. 848). 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

Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 848)

Short description Morphology

Formation: encrusting to massive, not exceeding 0.2 m across; mostly consisting of few encrusting corallites. Corallites: plocoid. Prominent septo-costae; teeth thick with ornamented edges. Deep seated columellae. Fleshy tissue common to this genus is absent. Color: mottled browns (Ref. 848).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A4c)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.9 - 29.3, mean 28.7 (based on 1778 cells; Ref. 115970).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown