Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 848). Tropical; 30°N - 27°S, 39°E - 172°W (Ref. 848)
Indo-Pacific: From Somalia and Madagascar, east to the Samoas, north to Ryukyu, south to New Caledonia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Formation: phaceloid. Corallites: irregular, crowded if in restricted space; less than 19 mm across. Septa: exsert, irregular, varying thickness. Polyps: fleshy; thick septa give prominent radiating stripes to the upper corallite surface. Color: brown or green with green oral discs (Ref. 848).
Occurs in protected reef slopes with partly sandy substrate (Ref. 848). Also in lagoons (Ref. 98471). No bleaching observed in Palau (Ref. 66144).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). 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 (Ref. 833).
Nemenzo, F. Sr. 1986. (Ref. 910)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 25 - 29, mean 28 (based on 804 cells).