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Mycetophyllia lamarckiana   Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1848

ridged cactus coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Mycetophyllia lamarckiana   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; 33°N - 8°N, 98°W - 58°W (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Central Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and Bermuda.

Short description

Formation: solid, rounded, often circular plates. Valleys: continuous, broad, shallow but sometimes deep; radiating from the original point of growth; with one row of mouths; short walls possible. Septo-costae possibly thinner than intervening spaces. Corallite centers: vaguely concentric to plate margins. Rudimentary or absent columellae. Color: often mottled gray or brown; also combinations of pink, green, and gray, with valleys and walls of contrasting colors (Ref. 848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in most 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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