Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 848). Tropical; 26°N - 26°S, 95°E - 180°E (Ref. 848)
Indo-West Pacific: From Sumatra, east to Tuvalu, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Usually small colonies. Corallites: sometimes compact, but often sprawl irregularly; distinctly curved at colony periphery, 8 mm across in average. Pale brown (Ref. 848).
Occurs in flat substrates, often with Caulastrea furcata (Ref. 848). Also in slopes, lagoons and inter-reef soft substrates (Ref. 98471).
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. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.7 - 29, mean 28 (based on 784 cells).