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Mycetophyllia ferox   Wells, 1973

rough cactus coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Mycetophyllia ferox   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Mussidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Cairns, S.D., D.R. Calder, A. Brinckmann-Voss, C.B. Castro, D.G. Fautin, P.R. Pugh, C.E. Mills, W.C. Jaap, M.N. Arai, S.H.D. Haddock and D.M. Opresko. 2003. (Ref. 1663)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Sessile; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 848)

Climate / Range

Subtropical; 24°N - 8°N, 92°W - 58°W (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.

Short description

Formation: thin plates, weakly attached with interconnecting, slightly sinuous narrow valleys. Corallite centers usually in single rows. Absent or rudimentary columellae. Color: often grays and browns, with valleys and walls of contrasting color (Ref. 848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow reef environments (Ref. 848). Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). 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)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A4ce)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

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