Acropora sarmentosa (Brook, 1892)
blue sarmentosa
photo by Veron, Charlie (J.E.N.)

Family:  Acroporidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 20 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Maximum depth from Ref. 98471. Inhabits upper reef slopes, lagoons (Ref. 846), and subtidal reef tops (Ref. 98471). Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). 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: (LC); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 26.05.15

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