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Euphyllia ancora   Veron & Pichon, 1980

anchor coral

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

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Euphyllidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847).  Tropical; 36°N - 34°S, 72°E - 157°E (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: Japan to Australia and Maldives to Central east coast of Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Colonies may form a continuous cover over the substrates several meters across although individual colonies are seldom over one meter across. It has the same skeletal structure as Euphyllia divisa and polyps have large tubular tentacles with anchor, hammer or t shaped tips. Blue-grey to orange in color with pale cream or green outer borders to the tentacles.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shallow environments exposed to moderate wave action (Ref. 847). On reef slopes from mid-reef to deeper water and rocky outcrops (Ref. 98471) 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

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).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 847)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A4cd)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)
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