Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 6 - 30 m (Ref. 115199). Tropical; 36°N - 34°S, 26°E - 137°W (Ref. 848)
Indo-Pacific. Tropical to subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Colony: massive. Corallites: circular, closely compacted in shallow water, more widely spaced in deeper water. Septa: widely spaced, distinctly irregular. Often poorly developed paliform lobes. Color: pale yellow, cream or green, with dark brown or green oral discs (Ref. 848).
Minimum depth from Ref. 104515.
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).
Ross, M.A. and G. Hodgson. 1981. (Ref. 8294)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
): 22 - 28.2, mean 26.6 (based on 561 cells).