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Acanthastrea lordhowensis   Veron & Pichon, 1982

closed brain coral

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 Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848).  Tropical; 36°N - 35°S, 34°E - 176°E (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Malaysia to Melanesia, north to Japan and south to New South Wales, Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Formation: massive and cerioid, with laterally compressed corallites of uneven height. Acute walls; with thick septa and large teeth. Barely developed columellae. Thick fleshy mantle covered by fine papillae. Color: varies, but commonly red, purple, and green; walls are corallites almost always in contrasting color (Ref. 848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow reef environments (Ref. 848), especially in subtropical localities (Ref. 98471). 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. and G. Hodgson. 1989. (Ref. 8817)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Threat to humans

Human uses


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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Hexacorallians of the World | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 23.3 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3157 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown