Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; depth range 0 - 119 m (Ref. 847). Tropical; 24°N - 25°S, 91°W - 31°W (Ref. 847)
Western Atlantic: Caribbean Sea and East Brazil Self.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Colonies form flat unifacial explanate plates which are commonly arranged in whorls. Corallites are at the bottom of long, roughly concentric V-shaped valleys. Centers are widely spaced. Septa are thick, do not alternate, and most reach the corallite center. Tan or grey in color, usually with pale margins.
Maximum depth from Ref. 124095.
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.
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 27.2 - 28.1, mean 27.7 (based on 90 cells).