Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Wijsman-Best, M. 1976. (Ref. 83538)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 98471)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia.
Colony: submassive to encrusting. Corallites: deep, with very thin angular walls giving colonies a honeycomb appearance. Corallites: usually less than 7 mm across. Septa: few, widely spaced. Absent paliform lobes. Colors dark, often with white upper margins to walls (Ref. 848).
Occurs in shallow reef environments (Ref. 848). In lagoons and on the back and foreslope of the reef (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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