Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 80 m (Ref. 847). Subtropical; 24°N - 25°S, 98°W - 31°W (Ref. 847)
Western Atlantic: Caribbean Sea and East Brazil Self.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Colonies form flat or upright unifacial explanate plates with corallites in long, roughly concentric valleys. Valleys are usually widely-spaced, flat-bottomed and indistinct. Corallites are small and closed together and occur in the outward facing edge of the valley walls (collines). Colummellae are well-developed. Usually dark yellow, green or brown in color.
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.
Cairns, S.D., D.R. Calder, A. Brinckmann-Voss, C.B. Castro, D.G. Fautin, P.R. Pugh, C.E. Mills, W.C. Jaap, M.N. Arai, S.H.D. Haddock and D.M. Opresko. 2003. (Ref. 1663)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
): 26.8 - 28.2, mean 27.5 (based on 136 cells).