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Galaxea horrescens   (Dana, 1846)

hard coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Galaxea horrescens   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Oculinidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 847)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 28°N - 31°S, 95°E - 172°W (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: Taiwan to Australia and Indonesia to Samoa.

Short description

Colonies are arborescent with tubular, thin-walled corallites. Rims of corallites are flared and septa are very exsert. Tentacles are usually extended only at night that are tapering, translucent and with white tips. Colors may vary from pale brown, to yellow or green, sometimes with white branch ends.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)