Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847). Tropical; 32°N - 31°S, 34°E - 172°W (Ref. 847)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 75.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)
Solitary, unattached coral found at all depths. The elongate colony has a thin furrow created by a series of corallites that run along the central axis. Colonies have a slightly rough surface, but appear neat due to the regular arrangement of petalloid septa, and may reach 75 cm in length (Ref. 269).
Zooxanthellae; free-living (Ref. 19).
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
): 25.2 - 29, mean 28 (based on 846 cells).
Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100)