Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 848). Tropical; 27°N - 30°S, 42°E - 137°W (Ref. 848)
Indo-Pacific: Madagascar to Polynesia, north to Ryukyu Islands and south to Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
In subtropical localities: often flat, solitary, and less than 60 mm across. In the tropics: larger, sometimes colonial. The slope of the septa up from the columella to an indistinct wall and the slope down of the costae to the periphery gives the fleshy mantle of the polyps a distinct concentric texture. Secondary centers present near the colony center and around the periphery. Sturdy septo-costae have large blunt teeth. Color: usually dark green or tan (Ref. 848).
Maximum depth from Ref. 98471. Occurs in most reef environments (Ref. 848).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). 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).
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 848)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.9 - 29, mean 28 (based on 882 cells).