Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848). Tropical; 36°N - 23°S, 32°E - 175°E (Ref. 848)
Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea, Indonesia to Melanesia, north to Japan and south to Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Formation: encrusting, can be submassive; small colonies have a conspicuous central corallite. Corallites: plocoid; becomes widely spaced at colony edges. Septa: with long pointed teeth. Fleshy tissue over skeleton present. Color: dark brown, rust red, or green (Ref. 848).
Occurs in protected 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.
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 848)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 25.5 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 3339 cells).