Acropora appressa (Ehrenberg, 1834)
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Family:  Acroporidae ()
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Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
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Biology:  Upper reef slopes and flats (Ref. 846). 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).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 27.04.06

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