Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847). Tropical; 30°N - 31°S, 32°E - 137°W (Ref. 847)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)
Specimens of this species are elongate (up to 25 by 13 cm), thick, and heavy, and may have an elevated central portion (tentacular lobe). The septa are neatly arranged, subequal and have very fine dentations giving the coral a smooth appearance, and the attachment scar is often not discernible (Ref. 269).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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).
Hodgson, G. 1998. (Ref. 269)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 25.4 - 29, mean 28.1 (based on 750 cells).
Low vulnerability (15 of 100)