Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Veron, J.E.N. 2000. (Ref. 847)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 46°N - 30°N, 5°W - 37°E (Ref. 847)
Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.
This species is both zooxanthellate and azooxanthellate with colonies encrusting and forms clumps of short, thick, highly fused branches. Corallites are crowded and have neat round exsert walls. Usually yellowish-brown in color.
Found in rocky foreshores and caves (Ref. 847). Known from infralittoral zones (Ref. 85338). 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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