Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848). Tropical; 27°N - 26°S, 80°E - 163°E (Ref. 848)
Indo-West Pacific: Sri Lanka to Solomon Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to western Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Formation: flattened; helmet- or dome-shaped. Corallites: subcerioid, or have short shallow valleys at 8 to 20 mm width separated by thick walls. Tissue over septa often distinct in color and/or texture from tissue over costae. Septa and costae sturdy, with large blunt teeth. Color: in northwest Australia, uniform blue-gray or with concentric cream and green valleys; in southeast Asia, coloration is widely varied, including bright red, yellow, and green (Ref. 848).
Occurs in lower reef slopes away from wave action (Ref. 848).
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. and G. Hodgson. 1989. (Ref. 8817)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 26.5 - 29.3, mean 28.7 (based on 2192 cells).