Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 848)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 1°S - 25°S, 45°W - 37°W (Ref. 848)
Southwest Atlantic: Tamandare and Abrolhos Islands, Brazil.
Formation: with tubular corallites, often over 1 m across. Individual or small group of corallites usually not connected, i.e., have dead basal connections, and are easily broken and scattered. Corallites: rounded, in varied shapes averaging 15 to 20 mm diameter. Septa: rounded, bead-like dentations only in living colonies. Color: mostly bluish-gray (Ref. 848).
Occurs in shallow turbid 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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