Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 35 m (Ref. 848). Tropical; 33°N - 8°N, 83°W - 58°W (Ref. 848)
Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean Sea, Cozumel, Mexico to Bermuda and south to Venezuela.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
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).
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.
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)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 26.2 - 28.1, mean 27.5 (based on 378 cells).