Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 1 - 30 m (Ref. 116012). Tropical; 28°N - 9°N, 98°W - 60°W (Ref. 846)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Colonies are branching with compact, horizontally spread sub-branches occurring towards the extremities of main branches. Axial corallites are elongate while radial corallites are tubular and irregular in length. Color can either be tan or pale brown with white branch tips.
Zooxanthellate (Ref. 116012). Very shallow reef slopes and lagoon margins (Ref. 846).
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.
Wallace, C.C. 1999. (Ref. 86439)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 26.5 - 28.2, mean 27.4 (based on 333 cells).