Acropora lovelli Veron & Wallace, 1984
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Family:  Acroporidae ()
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Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 10 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found on subtidal areas, e.g., lagoons and calm-water reef shoals (Ref. 86439). 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: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 03 January 2008 (A4ce) Ref. (120744)
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 28.05.15

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