Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 846)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 98471)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 22°N - 33°S, 95°E - 180°E (Ref. 846)
Colonies: flat plates with nodular upgrowths at their centre. Corallites: crowded; immersed. Thecal and Coenosteum papillae: present not as well developed like other species; on upgrowths. Dark brown; green; or blue; with cream tips to nodules (Ref. 846).
Turbid (Ref. 846) and clear water habitats (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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