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Dendrogyra cylindrus   Ehrenberg, 1834

pillar coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Dendrogyra cylindrus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Meandrinidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Cairns, S.D., D.R. Calder, A. Brinckmann-Voss, C.B. Castro, D.G. Fautin, P.R. Pugh, C.E. Mills, W.C. Jaap, M.N. Arai, S.H.D. Haddock and D.M. Opresko. 2003. (Ref. 1663)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 2000 m (Ref. 87091)

Climate / Range

Subtropical; 28°N - 8°N, 92°W - 58°W (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic.

Short description

Colonies have encrusting bases on which cylindrical columns are developed that may reach 2 m in height. Septo-costae are thick, in two alternating orders. Tentacles remain extended during the day giving columns a furry appearance. Grey-brown in color.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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) (A4ce)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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