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Manicina areolata   (Linnaeus, 1758)

rose coral

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

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Faviidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

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Environment

Sessile; depth range 0 - 65 m (Ref. 848)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 33°N - 8°N, 92°W - 58°W (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean to Bermuda.

Short description

Colony: either free-living with cone-shaped undersurface, or attached. Small colonies: oval shaped, with a central axial valley with short side valleys. Larger colonies: hemispherical, meandroid. With distinct ambulacral groove along the tops of valley walls (Ref. 848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 83917. Small and free-living colonies in subtidal seagrass beds; attached and hemispherical in shallow reef environments (Ref. 848). Also common in sand and coral rubble (Ref. 415) 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). Peak during spring (Ref. 113712).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

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