Indophyllia macassarensis Best & Hoeksema, 1987
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Family:  Mussidae ()
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Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range 0 - 30 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Sumatra, east to Maluku, Indonesia, north to the Philippines, south to East Timor.
Diagnosis:  Solitary. Free-living when mature, up to 45 mm across. Indistinct walls under the 3 orders of septo-costae. Teeth: large and lobed. Columella: broad and compact. A paliform crown may be distinguished. skeleton may be observed under the fleshy and transparent tentacles. Color: brown (Ref. 848).
Biology:  Occurs in deep sandy substrates with other free-living corals (Ref. 848). 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. (119314)
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