Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 1 - 35 m (Ref. 116012). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Colonies are massive forming hemispherical domes with smooth or slightly irregular surfaces. Corallite rims forms conspicuous dark circles. Tentacles which may be extended during the day are long, giving colonies a ragged appearance. Cream or tan in color with colorless or green polyps.
Generally shallow reefs (Ref. 415). Zooxanthellate (Ref. 116012).
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.
Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 26.7 - 28.3, mean 27.5 (based on 477 cells).