Anthozoa | Scleractinia
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)
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: Abrolhos Islands, Brazil.
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).
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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