Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848). Tropical; 19°N - 12°S, 95°E - 132°E (Ref. 848)
Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia, Malaysia and north to Philippines.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Formation: encrusting to massive, usually small. Corallites: subplocoid and circular, with thick walls. Septa: with rounded evenly spaced teeth. Colonies have thick fleshy tissue over the skeleton, but tissue does not form concentric folds. Septal dentations appear as evenly spaced rows of beads down the septal margins. Color: uniform gray or green, sometimes mottled (Ref. 848).
Occurs in shallow reef environments (Ref. 848).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 848)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates based on models
): 28.3 - 29.3, mean 28.9 (based on 984 cells).