Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848). Tropical; 28°N - 31°S, 70°E - 180°E (Ref. 848)
Indo-West Pacific: Maldives, Indonesia to Melanesia, north to Taiwan and south to Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Formation: flat or hemispherical, phaceloid or partly flabello-meandroid; rarely exceeding 0.5 m across. Corallites: 40 to 50 mm in diameter, circular to irregular in outline. Primary septa: thick, with 3 to 5 long lobed teeth. Columellae: large, often diffuse. Poorly developed costae. Color: uniformly dark green or gray with yellowish primary septa (Ref. 848).
Occurs in protected upper reef slopes and lagoons (Ref. 848). Has high bleaching level and high estimated mortality in Palau (Ref. 66144).
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. and G. Hodgson. 1989. (Ref. 8817)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 25.3 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 2690 cells).