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Ctenactis echinata   (Pallas, 1766)

rough feather coral
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Fungiidae

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

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847).  Tropical; 36°N - 26°S, 32°E - 172°W (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)

Short description Morphology

A solitary, free-living species often found in large aggregations at intermediate depths on reef slope benches. The coral is moderately elongate (length to width ratio between 1.5 and 3 to 1) and may reach 1 m in length. Both upper and lower surfaces are very rough due to septal and costal dentations (Ref. 269).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The coral is moderately elongate (length to width ratio between 1.5 and 3 to 1) and may reach 1 m in length (Ref. 269). A solitary, free-living species often found in large aggregations at intermediate depths on reef slope benches (Ref. 269). Also on reef flats (Ref. 98471). 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 (Ref. 833).

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

Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 847)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 03 January 2008

CITES status (Ref. 108899)


CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.2 - 29, mean 28.2 (based on 806 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High vulnerability (60 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown