Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean and Indo-West Pacific.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
The stony corals non colonial, whose skeleton limestone reaches 0.35 cm vertically, of oval section, at base little, even hardly narrowed. The tentacles comprise at their end a small spherical bludgeon. Polyps: brownish coupler, brownish or pink, the generally ringed oral disc of a brown ring, drawing towards the red (Ref. 358).
Epibenthic (Ref. 87524). Polyps establish in excavations and cracks, at lower levels of rock overhangs and on rock faces, at depths greater than 10 m; seldom in shallow waters (Ref. 358). Occurs along the infralittoral, circalittoral and bathyal zones (Ref. 85338). Found throughout the Mediterranean. Associated with the barnacle Pyrgoma anglicum, as symphoriontes (Ref. 358). This species is viviparous, the fecundation of the ovum taking place inside the body of the parent, where they develop to with it until the stage of polyps in miniature (Ref. 358).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
This species is viviparous, the fecundation of the ovum taking place inside the body of the parent, where they develop to with it until the stage of polyps in miniature (Ref. 358).
Göthel, H. 1992. (Ref. 358)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 8.9 - 21.3, mean 13.5 (based on 812 cells).