Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 848)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 30°N - 26°S, 95°E - 154°E (Ref. 848)
Colony: encrusting to submassive. Corallites: irregular shape, 3 to 6 mm in diameter. Septa: few, highly contorted, irregular teeth. Weakly developed paliform crown. Pale brown color, sometimes with green oral discs (Ref. 848).
Found in upper reef slopes (Ref. 848). 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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