Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 848)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 30°N - 12°S, 32°E - 132°E (Ref. 848)
Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and Indonesia to Philippines.
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).
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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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