Anthozoa | Alcyonacea
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Western Pacific: New Caledonia, Taiwan, Ryukyu Island and Palau. Tropical to subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Very abundant and common in intertidal waters to considerable depths; inhabits soft bottom substrates, on muddy coastal areas to off-shore environments; also in turbid near-shore reefs (Ref. 101098).
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.
Benayahu, Y., M.-S. Jeng, S. Perkol-Finkel and C.-F. Dai. 2004. (Ref. 793)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 25.7 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 1359 cells).