Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 846)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 98471)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 35°N - 28°S, 35°E - 135°W (Ref. 846)
Colonies: submassive or form extensive; thick unifacial plates. Corallites: small ; exsert; with elongate thecal papillae. Colony surface: rough appearance. Brown with brightly colored polyps (Ref. 846).
Found in most reef environments (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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