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Caulastraea tumida   Matthai, 1928

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Merulinidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 848).  Tropical; 36°N - 26°S, 95°E - 163°E (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: from Red Sea and eastern Africa, east to Solomon Islands, north to Japan, south to Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Formation: phaceloid (predominant in high latitudes and very shallow water) or plocoid. Corallites: short, sturdy, 10 to 15 mm across, often with multiple mouths. Poorly developed costae. Color: dull cream, gray, and green (Ref. 848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow reefs and subtropical rocky foreshores (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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Veron, J.E.N. and G. Hodgson. 1989. (Ref. 8817)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Near Threatened (NT) ; Date assessed: 01 January 2008

CITES status (Ref. 108899)


CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Hexacorallians of the World | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.5 - 29.1, mean 28.3 (based on 850 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown