Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 848)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 22°N - 12°S, 95°E - 127°E (Ref. 848)
Indo-West Pacific: Sumatra, east to Maluku, Indonesia, north to the Philippines, south to East Timor.
Solitary. Free-living when mature, up to 45 mm across. Indistinct walls under the 3 orders of septo-costae. Teeth: large and lobed. Columella: broad and compact. A paliform crown may be distinguished. skeleton may be observed under the fleshy and transparent tentacles. Color: brown (Ref. 848).
Occurs in deep sandy substrates with other free-living corals (Ref. 848). 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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