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Mussismilia braziliensis   (Verrill, 1867)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Mussidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848).  Tropical; 1°S - 25°S, 45°W - 37°W (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southwest Atlantic: Abrolhos Islands, Brazil.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 848)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)
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