Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
This species is similar in size and shape to fungia fungites and is found in same biotopes. It is distinguished by highly exsert septa of lower order septa. The lower surface shows a similar difference in the height of costae of higher and lower orders (Ref. 269).
Similar to Fungia fungites also found in the same biotopes (Ref. 269).
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
): 24.6 - 29.1, mean 28.2 (based on 1006 cells).