Anthozoa | Alcyonacea
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; depth range 6 - 350 m (Ref. 87801). Subtropical
Southeast Pacific: Possibly endemic to Chile. Subtropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
This species is found on rocky and biogenic substrates such as dead gorgonians or chitons at depths of 6 to 350 m. In some colonies, pink eggs or larvae were observed through the transparent body wall of some polyps (Ref. 87801).
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.
Häussermann, V. and G. Försterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 7 - 12.1, mean 9.8 (based on 43 cells).