Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 3 - 15 m (Ref. 8294). Tropical; 29°N - 31°S, 35°E - 170°W (Ref. 846)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Depth based from occurrence record (Ref. 8294); to be replaced with a better reference. Found in shallow waters, especially exposed upper reef slope and sand flats (Refs. 846, 98471). Also on subtidal reef flats, reef slopes and reef edges to a depth of around 15 m (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 (Ref. 833). Spawning occurs year-round (Refs. 113712, 113940).
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 846)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 26.2 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 2633 cells).