Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 846)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Tropical; 23°N - 18°N, 161°W - 154°W (Ref. 846)
Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii.
Colonies: encrusting or tiered plates, sometimes over 200 cm across. Plates: free edges. Corallites: small; irregular in height. Papillae: concentrated around the corallites. Tan. Polyps: usually purple (Ref. 846).
Colonies over 200 cm across (Ref. 846). Shallow 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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