Acropora teres (Verrill, 1866)
Acropora teres
photo by Veron, Charlie (J.E.N.)

Family:  Acroporidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 28 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  On shallow reef slopes and lagoons (Refs. 846, 98471) (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: 03 January 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 26.05.15

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