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Mussismilia braziliensis   (Verrill, 1867)

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Classification
Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Mussidae
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Main reference
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 848)
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Environment
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 1°S - 25°S, 45°W - 37°W (Ref. 848)

Distribution
Southwest Atlantic: Abrolhos Islands, Brazil.
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Short description
Formation: massive, often forming large domes on reef tops. Corallites: cerioid, tightly compacted, irregularly shaped, 8 to 10 mm diameter. Septa: rounded, bead-like dentations only in living colonies. Color: combinations of blue-gray, green and yellow (Ref. 848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow or subtidal reef environments (Ref. 848). 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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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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