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Pocillopora verrucosa   (Ellis & Solander, 1786)

Rasp coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Pocillopora verrucosa  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Pocilloporidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 54 m (Ref. 269).  Tropical; 36°N - 31°S, 32°E - 10°E (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 30.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)

Short description Morphology

Colonies irregularly branching (ramose), less than 30 cm in diameter, covered with verrucae; corallites plocoid, about 0.1 cm across, found both on verrucae and in between. Stout branches usually more than 1 cm in diameter, but varies with exposure to water movement and depth. Colonies growing in shallow water or exposed to wave action tend to have thick sturdy branches while those from deep calm waters tend to have thinner branches. Color is mottled light brown in life and skeleton usually has reddish brown patches after cleaning (Ref. 269).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 98471. It is found from fore-reefs (Ref. 87903) to protected fringing reefs and coral communities living on rocky substrates (Ref. 98471). Colonies growing in shallow water or exposed to wave action have thick sturdy branches while those from deep calm waters have thinner branches (Ref. 269).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113708). 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).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Hodgson, G. 1998. (Ref. 269)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 03 January 2008

CITES status (Ref. 108899)


CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Hexacorallians of the World | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.8 - 29, mean 27.9 (based on 1106 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (20 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown