Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 3 - 35 m (Ref. 8294). Tropical; 28°N - 30°S, 41°E - 169°W (Ref. 846)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Corymbose clumps colonies. Thin and spreading horizontal branches. Fine upward projecting branches. Naniform radial corallites on branch sides with slightly flaring lips. Usual color: Grey or bright blue-green or yellow. Branch tips: Yellow, lime, green, pale blue or brown.
Maximum depth from Ref. 98471. Inhabits upper reef slopes, lagoons (Ref. 846) and walls (Ref. 98471).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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).
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 846)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.8 - 29, mean 28.1 (based on 740 cells).