Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848). Tropical; 22°N - 12°S, 95°E - 132°E (Ref. 848)
Indo-West Pacific: Philippines to Indonesia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Formation: hemispherical and often exceeds 2 m across, if well developed. Corallites: large, averaging 50 mm diameter; becomes flabello-meandroid with 1 to 3 centers. Tall, sharp teeth in septa. Polyps: thick, fleshy, rough surface; margins extended in a distinct serrated rim. Color: blue-gray to mustard, white polyp margins (Ref. 848).
Occurs in protected upper 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
): 28.3 - 29.3, mean 28.9 (based on 1141 cells).