Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 2 - 7 m (Ref. 107470). Tropical; 31°N - 34°S, 26°E - 72°E (Ref. 847)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Colonies are flat or submassive with tentacles usually, at least partially extended during the day. Bluish-grey or cream in color with dark brown polyps.
Found in turbid environments at the base of reefs and in intertidal pools (Ref. 847).
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. 847)
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 - 29.1, mean 27.3 (based on 675 cells).