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Isophyllia sinuosa   (Ellis & Solander, 1786)

Sinuous cactus coral

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

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Mussidae

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

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 35 m (Ref. 848).  Tropical; 33°N - 8°N, 83°W - 58°W (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean Sea, Cozumel, Mexico to Bermuda and south to Venezuela.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Formation: massive, meandroid, with short sinuous valleys. Septa: thin, with pointed fine teeth. Columella centers hard to distinguish. Color: often light green, lavender or yellow; valleys and walls in contrasting color (Ref. 848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 116012. Zooxanthellate (Ref. 116012). Throughout the Caribbean in a variety of reef habitats (Ref. 415), e.g., shallow protected reef environments (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

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 01 January 2008

CITES status (Ref. 108899)


CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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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): 26.2 - 28.1, mean 27.5 (based on 378 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown