Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 848)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 848)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 23°N - 27°S, 34°E - 154°E (Ref. 848)
Colony: often encrusting, becoming submassive. Corallites: angular, with a uniform appearance. Usually thin walls. Strongly alternating long and short septa. Well developed paliform lobes, forming a neat crown. Color: uniform pale brown or greenish-brown (Ref. 848).
Occurs in shallow reef environments (Ref. 848). On back and foreslope, outer reef channel and lagoons (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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