Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 80 m (Ref. 847). Tropical; 24°N - 8°S, 92°W - 58°W (Ref. 847)
Western Atlantic: Caribbean Sea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Colonies form flat, unifacial, explanate or encrusting plates, commonly arranged in whorls. Corallites are in concentric valleys. Centers are widely spaced. Long and short septo-costae clearly alternate. Rust brown in color, usually with pale margins. Mouths are white and star-shaped.
Maximum depth from Ref. 116012. Zooxanthellate (Ref. 116012).
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.
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
): 27.1 - 28.3, mean 27.8 (based on 348 cells).