Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848). Tropical; 28°N - 23°S, 95°E - 154°E (Ref. 848)
Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia to Papua New Guinea, north to Philippines and south to Queensland, Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Formation: massive and subplocoid. Septa: evenly spaced, some more prominent than others; with 8 to 10 teeth. Teeth: evenly spaced; rounded; often aligned on adjacent septa, forming concentric circles. Weakly developed columellae. Thick tissue over the skeleton absent. Color: variable brown and yellow-brown, usually with contrasting corallite walls and centers (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. 2000. (Ref. 848)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates based on models
): 25.5 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 2101 cells).