Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 846)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 8294)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 22°N - 24°S, 95°E - 155°E (Ref. 846)
Colonies: encrusting or laminar base; with irregular column-like branches. Coenosteum ridges on branches form the distinctive flame-shaped pattern. Yellowish; or greenish brown, usually with pale coenosteum ridges ands plate margins (Ref. 846).
Shallow reef environments; especially lagoons (Ref. 846). 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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