Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848). Tropical; 36°N - 31°S, 95°E - 180°E (Ref. 848)
Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia to Melanesia, north to Japan and south to Australia. Tropical to subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Formation: cerioid; usually small, but may exceed 1.5 m across. Corallites: irregularly shaped, may form short valleys with several centers. Moderately fleshy tissue over the skeleton present. Color: red, cream, or brown, with contrasting colors of walls and oral discs; may be mottled (Ref. 848).
Occurs in wide range of shallow reef environments (Refs. 848, 98471). Does well in sedimented and turbid waters (Ref. 98471).
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.
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 848)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 2616 cells).