Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Hoeksema, B.W. 2012. (Ref. 92231)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 5 - 35 m (Ref. 92231)
Climate / Range
Western Central Pacific: Philippines to Palau and the Marianas.
First extant shallow-water reef-dwelling and azooxanthellate agariciid . Found on underwater cave ceilings (Ref. 92231). 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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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