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Lobophyllia corymbosa   (Forsskål, 1775)

brain root coral

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Mussidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Hodgson, G. 1998. (Ref. 269)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 100.0 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)

Environment

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 35 m (Ref. 8294)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 36°N - 26°S, 32°E - 119°W (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: East Africa including Red Sea, to Polynesia, north to Japan and south to Australia.

Short description

Formation: flat or hemispherical, mostly phaceloid with 1 to 3 centers per branch. Rarely over 0.5 m across, except in Red Sea. Calices: deep, with well defined walls. Septa: thick near the walls, thin within the calice. Tall and blunt septal teeth, size decreasing towards the columella. Color: greenish brown, gray, or mustard; usually pale centers (Ref. 848). This is one of the two species of Lobophyllia depicted here form distinctive hemispherical colonies up to 100 cm or more in diameter. In contrast to the following species the corallites of Lobophyllia corymbosa do not form long meanders but rather are mono- to tri-centric and often smaller in diameter (Ref. 269).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 100938. Occurs in upper reef slopes (Ref. 848). Has high bleaching level and high estimated mortality in Palau (Ref. 66144). Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High vulnerability (60 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown