Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 3 - 35 m (Ref. 8294). Tropical; 30°N - 31°S, 32°E - 180°E (Ref. 847)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 30.0 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)
The major difference are that the branches are somewhat stouter, and this thickness extends almost to the blunt branch tips. Corallites are usually hooded, giving the branches a rough appearance (Ref. 269).
Depth based from occurrence (Ref. 8294); to be replaced with a better reference. On upper reef slopes (Ref. 98471). Zooxanthellae (Ref. 19).
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).
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
): 24.9 - 29, mean 28 (based on 854 cells).
Low vulnerability (20 of 100)