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Micromussa minuta   (Moll & Borel-Best, 1984)


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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Mussidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848).  Tropical; 22°N - 11°S, 77°E - 154°E (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: Sri Lanka to Papua New Guinea, north to Philippines, south to Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Formation: massive, cerioid, with circular corallites between 5 to 6 mm in diameter. Thick walls. Beaded septa. Poorly developed columellae. Thick fleshy tissue over the skeleton absent. Grooves and tubercle structure separating corallites may be present. In situ, can easily be mistaken for a faviid with small corallites. Color: pale gray (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).

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

Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Hexacorallians of the World | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 28.1 - 29.3, mean 28.9 (based on 1264 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown