Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 846)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 52 m (Ref. 101966)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 30°N - 34°S, 27°E - 145°W (Ref. 846)
Indo-Pacific. Tropical to subtropical.
Colonies: submassive or laminar. Corallites: small; some exsert, some immersed; separated by papillae or tuberculae of about one corallite diameter. Dull brown or green; bright blue. Tips of papillae; distinctively colored (Ref. 846).
Most reef environments (Ref. 846). Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). 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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