Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Nemenzo, F. Sr. 1986. (Ref. 910)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 848)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 36°N - 34°S, 26°E - 137°W (Ref. 848)
Colony: hemispherical or flat. Corallites: angular, deep. Septa: prominent, large conspicuous teeth present. Weakly developed paliform lobes. Wide range of colors, often with contrasting walls and oral discs (Ref. 848).
Known from a wide range of reef environments and rocky foreshores (Ref. 848). Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). 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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