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Acanthastrea ishigakiensis   Veron, 1990


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

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Mussidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 848)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 36°N - 27°S, 32°E - 172°W (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: East Africa including Red Sea, Indonesia to Melanesia, north to Japan and south to New Caledonia.

Short description

Formation: massive, often hemispherical and over 0.5 m across. Corallites: up to 25 mm diameter and cerioid, becoming plocoid on the colony sides. Septa: mostly uniform, with large teeth. Thick fleshy tissue over the skeleton present. Color: uniformly blue-gray, or mixtures of gray, brown, cream and green; mouth, oral disc and walls usually in contrasting color (Ref. 848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow, partly protected reef environments away from high wave action (Refs. 848, 98471) (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)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A4c)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

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