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Cladocora caespitosa   (Linnaeus, 1758)

Pillow coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Cladocora caespitosa  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Caryophylliidae

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

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848).  Subtropical; 46°N - 30°N, 5°W - 37°E (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Formation: phaceloid up to 0.5 m across. Corallites: tubular, 4 to 5 mm diameter, compacted to clumps. Alternating order of septo-costae, often only the first reach the columella. Both columellae and paliform tubes may be well developed. Zooxanthellate only at shallow depths, where light penetrates. Color: cream or brown; brown tentacles (Ref. 848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known from infra- and circalittoral zones (Ref. 85338), occurring in shallow rocky substrates, to deep water for azooxanthellate colonies (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. 2000. (Ref. 848)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Endangered (EN) (A4a); Date assessed: 01 October 2014

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): 17.6 - 21.6, mean 19.3 (based on 472 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown