Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 102 m (Ref. 847). Tropical; 33°N - 25°S, 98°W - 31°W (Ref. 847)
Western Atlantic: Throughout the Caribbean; south to Brazil.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Colonies form flat, unifacial explanate plates with corallites in long, roughly concentric valley. Valleys are closely (2-4mm) spaced. Corallites are small, closed-together and faced forwards. Columellae are weakly developed. Grey, grey-brown or green in color.
Maximum depth from Ref. 83917. Zooxanthellate (Ref. 116012). Summer (Ref. 113712).
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 (Ref. 833).
Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 23.4 - 28, mean 26.5 (based on 392 cells).