Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 70 m (Ref. 847). Subtropical; 35°N - 8°N, 92°W - 58°W (Ref. 847)
Western Atlantic: USA to Caribbean Sea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Encrusting to submassive colonies. Deep, monocentric corallites with 2-3 centers. Centers are separated by collines of irregular height and which run in irregular directions. Long and short septocostae clearly alternate. Uniform tan or mottled yellow-brown, sometimes with green mouths in color.
Maximum depth from Ref. 83917. Zooxanthellate (Ref. 116012).
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).
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 based on models
): 25.1 - 28.1, mean 27.1 (based on 164 cells).