Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 3 - 10 m (Ref. 98622). Tropical; 30°N - 34°S, 27°E - 135°W (Ref. 846)
Indo-Pacific. Tropical to subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 19.9 cm BRL male/unsexed; (Ref. 269); common length : 2.5 cm BRW male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)
A corymbose growth form distinguishes this spcies. Individual branches form fat fingers, 0.1-0.25 cm in diameter and less than 20 cm in length, with little secondary branching. Due to solid construction, these species is found on exposed reefs throughout its range in shallow to intermediate depths (Ref. 269).
Can be found in shallow waters (Ref. 122680). Found on exposed reefs throughout its range in shallow to intermediate depths (Ref. 269) on reef tops, upper slopes and submerged reefs (Ref. 86439). Also on reef flats (Ref. 98471). Spring to summer (Ref. 113712).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hermaphroditic (Refs. 113708, 113712). 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).
Wallace, C.C. 1999. (Ref. 86439)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.9 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3133 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).