Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 848)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 22°N - 12°S, 95°E - 163°E (Ref. 848)
Indo-West Pacific: Philippines to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Formation: flat to hemispherical, up to 2 m across. Corallites: monocentric, tusk-like, elongated, closely compacted; individual corallites unite only at the colony base. Primary septa: very exsert, spoke-like appearance in situ; with long teeth. Color: uniform gray (Ref. 848).
Occurs in upper reef slopes and lagoons (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
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