Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847). Tropical; 36°N - 26°S, 32°E - 172°W (Ref. 847)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)
A solitary, free-living species often found in large aggregations at intermediate depths on reef slope benches. The coral is moderately elongate (length to width ratio between 1.5 and 3 to 1) and may reach 1 m in length. Both upper and lower surfaces are very rough due to septal and costal dentations (Ref. 269).
The coral is moderately elongate (length to width ratio between 1.5 and 3 to 1) and may reach 1 m in length (Ref. 269). A solitary, free-living species often found in large aggregations at intermediate depths on reef slope benches (Ref. 269). Also on reef flats (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. 2000. (Ref. 847)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 25.2 - 29, mean 28.2 (based on 806 cells).
High vulnerability (60 of 100)