Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 8294). Tropical; 22°N - 24°S, 95°E - 155°E (Ref. 846)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Colonies: encrusting or laminar base; with irregular column-like branches. Coenosteum ridges on branches form the distinctive flame-shaped pattern. Yellowish; or greenish brown, usually with pale coenosteum ridges ands plate margins (Ref. 846).
Shallow reef environments; especially lagoons (Ref. 846).
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. 846)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 26.7 - 29.3, mean 28.8 (based on 1459 cells).