Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 48 m (Ref. 101963). Tropical; 36°N - 34°S, 27°E - 176°W (Ref. 846)
Indo-Pacific. Tropical to subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Colonies are massive or are unifacial or bifacial thick plates which may be tiered in large colonies. Corallites: mostly immersed. Coenosteum: covered with papillae and/or tuberculae. Pale brown or blue; with blue or white margins (Ref. 846).
Mostly found in upper reef slopes (Ref. 846) but also grows on deeper reef areas (Ref. 98471).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). 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 (Ref. 833).
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
): 24.7 - 29.1, mean 28.1 (based on 1470 cells).