Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 847)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 20.0 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 847)
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 847)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 22°N - 12°S, 95°E - 163°E (Ref. 847)
Indo-West Pacific: Philippines to Java and Indonesia to Papua New Guinea.
Colonies may be several meters across and composed of interconnecting meandering thins-walled flabello-meandroid valleys. Living parts of the colony are usually separated by dead basal parts. Valley, walls and septa are both thin and fragile. Polyps have fleshy mantles, which form a continuous cover of compact discs. Usually grey in color with pale margins to mantles.
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
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)