Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 848). Tropical; 37°N - 26°S, 32°E - 175°W (Ref. 848)
Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea, Malaysia to Polynesia, north to Japan and south to Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Formation: phaceloid, rarely subplocoid. Corallite diameter: between 9 to 14 mm. Numerous septa not arranged in cycles. Mantles extend during the day and may form a continuous surface obscuring the underlying growth-form. Color: mantles are usually gray, but also red or green; oral discs are usually green, but also red or dark gray (Ref. 848).
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.
Veron, J.E.N. and G. Hodgson. 1989. (Ref. 8817)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
): 24.7 - 29, mean 27.8 (based on 784 cells).