Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Mazlan, A.G., C.C. Zaidi, W.M. Wan-Lotfi and B.H.R. Othman. 2005. (Ref. 83555)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 1 - 15 m (Ref. 98471)
Climate / Range
Western Central Pacific: New Caledonia, Palau, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Shallow reef habitats. In the outer reef channel and inter-reef soft substrate. Subtidal rock, rocky reefs, back and foreslopes and lagoons (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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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