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Galaxea fascicularis   (Linnaeus, 1767)

galaxy coral
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Oculinidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 3 - 25 m (Ref. 8294).  Tropical; 36°N - 31°S, 32°E - 137°W (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: Japan to Australia and Egypt to Tahiti.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 500 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 847)

Short description Morphology

small colonies are cushion-shaped or low domes or are irregular. Colonies are large and usually exceed 5 meters across. Corallites are of mixed sizes and are usually less than 10 mm in diameter. Tentacles are extended during the day and may be green, grey, red or brown with tentacles and septa of contrasting colors.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth based from occurrence (Ref. 8294); to be replaced with a better reference. Hermaphroditic (Refs. 113708, 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Hermaphroditic (Refs. 113708, 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).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Babcock, R.C. 2003. (Ref. 791)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Hexacorallians of the World | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown