Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Ross, M.A. and G. Hodgson. 1981. (Ref. 8294)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 6 - 15 m (Ref. 8294)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 36°N - 31°S, 32°E - 108°W (Ref. 848)
Indo-Pacific: Japan to Australia and Red Sea to Easter Island.
Depth based from occurrence (Ref. 8294); to be replaced with a better reference. 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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