Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; depth range 17 - 250 m (Ref. 116012). Subtropical
Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea and western Indian Ocean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Azooxanthellate, in the outer continental shelf at depths 50 to 200 m (Ref. 116012). Known from circalittoral and bathyal zones (Ref. 85338).
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.
Cairns, S.D., D.R. Calder, A. Brinckmann-Voss, C.B. Castro, D.G. Fautin, P.R. Pugh, C.E. Mills, W.C. Jaap, M.N. Arai, S.H.D. Haddock and D.M. Opresko. 2003. (Ref. 1663)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 16.8 - 27.6, mean 24.3 (based on 583 cells).