Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847). Tropical; 36°N - 31°S, 32°E - 137°W (Ref. 847)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Found along the neritic zone, in reef areas (Ref. 97241), particularly in upper reef slopes, especially those of fringing reefs, in turbid water away from wave action and lagoons (Ref 98471). A predatory carnivore (Ref. 97241). Has a high bleaching level and moderate to high estimated mortality in Palau (Ref. 66144).
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 (Ref. 833).
Nemenzo, F. Sr. 1986. (Ref. 910)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.8 - 29, mean 28 (based on 1078 cells).