Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 846)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 2 - 20 m (Ref. 98471)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 30°N - 0°N, 32°E - 56°E (Ref. 846)
Western Indian Ocean.
Colonies: encrusting basal laminae with irregular upgrowths. Whole colony surface: covered with elongate tuberculae, which are inclined on the colony surface; fused into ridges on the ends of outgrowths. Corallites: immersed between the tuberculae ; aligned in vertical rows between ridges on upgrowths. Greenish-grey with contrasting colored polyps (Ref. 846).
Shallow reef environments (Ref. 846). Often occurs in lagoons (Ref. 98471). 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
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