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Isophyllia sinuosa   (Ellis & Solander, 1786)

sinuous cactus coral

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

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Mussidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

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

Climate / Range

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

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean Sea, Cozumel, Mexico to Bermuda and south to Venezuela.

Short description

Formation: massive, meandroid, with short sinuous valleys. Septa: thin, with pointed fine teeth. Columella centers hard to distinguish. Color: often light green, lavender or yellow; valleys and walls in contrasting color (Ref. 848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Throughout the Caribbean in a variety of reef habitats (Ref. 415), e.g., shallow protected reef environments (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

Human uses


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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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