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Millepora platyphylla   Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1834

Wello fire coral

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Millepora platyphylla   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Hydrozoa | Anthoathecata | Milleporidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Ross, M.A. and G. Hodgson. 1981. (Ref. 8294)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 300 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 269); common length : 200 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)

Environment

Reef-associated; depth range 3 - 6 m (Ref. 8294)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: West to Red Sea; north to Japan; east to Marquesas; and south to Houtman Abrolhos Islands.

Short description

Forms large colonies, commonly 200 to 300 cm in diameter and composed of anastomosed vertical plates, which may reach 200 cm in height. In life, colonies have a characteristics light brown, color, with white growing edges. If touched, a sharp sting can be felt when coming into contact with soft skin (Ref. 269).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Forms large colonies, commonly 200 to 300 cm in diameter and composed of anastomosed vertical plates, which may reach 200 cm in height (Ref. 269). Depth based from occurrence (Ref. 8294); to be replaced with a better reference. Most common in shallow to intermediate depths (Ref. 269). Members of the order Anthoathecata are mostly colonial A-form hydroids. Life cycle: The zygote develops into planula inside the gonophore and is later released as an actinula which metamorphoses into polyp stage (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

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown