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Tubipora musica   Linnaeus, 1758

Organpipe coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Alcyonacea | Tubiporidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 3 - 15 m (Ref. 8294).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: West to Red Sea; north to Japan, east to Vanuatu; south to Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 50.0 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)

Short description Morphology

Colonies form mounds up to 50 cm in diameter that may dominate large patches of reef. The colonies are composed of thin tubes (the "organ pipes"), 0.2 cm diameter in length, cemented together by horizontal plates at intervals of several centimeters. In life, the corals have white polyps that may cover the corallum. The skeleton is deep red (Ref. 269).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 123855. Abundant in mid-shelf reefs, becomes prolific at a depth of 20 m. Less common in muddy coastal areas (Ref. 101098). Common from the reef flat to intermediate depths (Ref. 296).

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Ross, M.A. and G. Hodgson. 1981. (Ref. 8294)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Near Threatened (NT) ; Date assessed: 01 January 2008

CITES status (Ref. 108899)


CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: of potential interest
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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 11.5 - 23.7, mean 17.4 (based on 629 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown