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
Max length : 0.4 cm CORD male/unsexed; (Ref. 847)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 33°N - 8°N, 98°W - 50°W (Ref. 847)
Western Central Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.
Colonies are thickets of pencil-thick branches. Corallites are widely spaced and up to 4 mm in diameter. Usually yellow.
Found in shallow rock substrates (Ref. 847) 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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