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Acanthastrea brevis   Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1849

Starry cup coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Acanthastrea brevis  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Mussidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 1 - 20 m (Ref. 98471).  Tropical; 30°N - 25°S, 35°E - 155°E (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: East Africa including Red Sea to Guam, north to Philippines and south to Indonesia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Formation: mostly submassive. Corallites: cerioid to subplocoid, with moderately thin walls. Septa: thin and widely spaced; larger septa have very long teeth projecting upwards, causing a spiny appearance. Colonies usually not fleshy. Color: uniform or mottled brown, yellow, or green (Ref. 848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow reef environments (Ref. 848).

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Scaps, P., V. Denis, S. Berhimpon and F. Runtukahu. 2007. (Ref. 83552)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A4ce); Date assessed: 03 January 2008

CITES status (Ref. 108899)


CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Hexacorallians of the World | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.7 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 2847 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)