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Micromussa diminuta   Veron, 2002


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Micromussa diminuta  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 - 30 m (Ref. 848).  Tropical; 22°N - 11°S, 77°E - 131°E (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: Sri Lanka, Philippines to Indonesia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Formation: massive, cerioid, with hexagonal or pentagonal corallites between 3 to 4 mm in diameter. Thin walls. Beaded septa. Poorly developed columellae. Thick fleshy tissue over the skeleton absent. Color: brown with pale gray centers, surface usually with white speckles. In situ, can easily be mistaken for a faviid with small corallites (Ref. 848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow 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

Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 848)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Data deficient (DD) ; 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): 28.3 - 29.3, mean 28.8 (based on 1069 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown