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Isophyllia rigida   (Dana, 1848)

rough star coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Mussidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Cairns, S.D., D.R. Calder, A. Brinckmann-Voss, C.B. Castro, D.G. Fautin, P.R. Pugh, C.E. Mills, W.C. Jaap, M.N. Arai, S.H.D. Haddock and D.M. Opresko. 2003. (Ref. 1663)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848)

Climate / Range

Subtropical; 33°N - 8°N, 83°W - 58°W (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean Sea to Bermuda, and south to Venezuela. Northwest Atlantic: USA and Canada.

Short description

Formation: massive and cerioid, or in short series of several centers. Rudimentary columellae. Septa: thin, with pointed fine teeth. Color: often mottled gray-green; walls and valleys in contrasting color (Ref. 848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in most reef environments, especially in surge channels (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

  Harmless

Human uses


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