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Leptoseris cucullata   (Ellis & Solander, 1786)

sunray lettuce coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Leptoseris cucullata   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Agariciidae
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Main reference
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)
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Environment
Sessile; depth range 0 - 108 m (Ref. 847)

Climate / Range
Subtropical; 30°N - 8°N, 98°W - 58°W (Ref. 847)

Distribution
Western Atlantic: Florida to Colombia.
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Short description
Colonies are flat plates which may be encrusting or tiered. Corallites are closely compacted, large, outwardly inclined, with a tendency to form concentric rows. Septo-costae strongly alternate. Brown sometimes with pale margins and/or pale corallite center.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 83917. 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown