Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 102403). Tropical; 30°N - 26°S, 32°E - 178°W (Ref. 847)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 16.0 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 847)
Colonies are encrusting to slightly dome-shaped and up to 160 millimeters across. Corallites are cerioid, polygonal and about 3-6 millimeters in diameter. Pale grey in color with distinctive white corallite walls but may also be uniform brown in the western Indian Ocean.
Maximum depth from Ref. 115143. Found in very shallow water and usually attached to bare rocks (Ref. 847).
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.
Nemenzo, F. Sr. 1986. (Ref. 910)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 25.4 - 29.3, mean 28.5 (based on 3330 cells).