Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848). Tropical; 36°N - 27°S, 40°E - 160°E (Ref. 848)
Indo-West Pacific: Mozambique to Papua New Guinea, north to Japan and south to Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Formation: often consists of few corallites, but may be large and hemispherical. Corallites: large, phaceloid, mostly monocentric. Septa: with tall sharp teeth. Polyps: thick, fleshy, with rough surface. Color: blue gray, with pale valley floors or septo-costae at times. Corallites of the same colony have same coloration (Ref. 848).
Occurs in most 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.
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 848)
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 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 2761 cells).