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Madracis pharensis   (Heller, 1868)

star coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Astrocoeniidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated.  Tropical; 46°N - 21°N, 82°W - 37°E (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean. Tropical and subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Usually azooxanthellate in the Mediterranean but zooxanthellate in American coast. Colonies are encrusting or nodular and is usually red, pink, grey or green, partly depending on the presence of zooxanthellae.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in deep water (Ref. 847), and in infra- and circalittoral zones (Ref. 85338). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 847)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown