Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 847)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 22°N - 12°S, 95°E - 132°E (Ref. 847)
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Western Central Pacific: Philippines and Indonesia.
Colonies are up to 30 cm across and made of irregular branches with irregularly fused corallites. Tentacles are extended day and night. Usually pale brown with white tentacle tips.
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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