Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 2 - 25 m (Ref. 8294). 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: fine, numerous, regular. Paliform lobes often poorly developed. Color: pale gray, green or brown, often with calices of contrasting color (Ref. 848).
Depth range is based on occurrence. Minimum depth from Ref. 115203. Found in all reef environments (Ref. 848), subtidal on rocks, rocky reefs, outer reef channel, back and foreslopes and in lagoons (Ref. 98471).
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.
Ross, M.A. and G. Hodgson. 1981. (Ref. 8294)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates based on models
): 24.6 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3683 cells).