Acropora elizabethensis Veron, 2002
photo by Veron, Charlie (J.E.N.)

Family:  Acroporidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: Australia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Shallow reef environments and rocky foreshores (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: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Dar, Christine - 28.05.08

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