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Mussismilia hispida   (Verrill, 1902)


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Mussismilia hispida   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Mussidae
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Main reference
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
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Size / Weight / Age

Environment
Sessile; 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, less than 0.5 m across, usually flattened. Corallites: rounded, with thick walls, 10 to 15 mm in diameter. Septa: rounded, bead-like dentations only in living colonies. Color: browns and grays; corallite walls and centers often differently colored, commonly with radial stripes (Ref. 848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow depths, tolerant of turbid 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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