Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 847)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 0.4 cm CORD male/unsexed; (Ref. 847)
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 28°N - 23°S, 95°E - 154°E (Ref. 847)
Western Central Pacific.
Colonies are small and always encrusting. If branches are formed, they are small and inconspicuous. Dark green or brown in color with white corallite rims.
On vertical rock faces away from wave action (Ref. 98471). 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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