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Micromussa diminuta   Veron, 2002


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Micromussa diminuta   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Mussidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 848)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 22°N - 11°S, 77°E - 131°E (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: Sri Lanka, Philippines to Indonesia.

Short description

Formation: massive, cerioid, with hexagonal or pentagonal corallites between 3 to 4 mm in diameter. Thin walls. Beaded septa. Poorly developed columellae. Thick fleshy tissue over the skeleton absent. Color: brown with pale gray centers, surface usually with white speckles. In situ, can easily be mistaken for a faviid with small corallites (Ref. 848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow reef environments (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

Human uses


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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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