Astreopora gracilis Bernard, 1896
photo by Veron, Charlie (J.E.N.)

Family:  Acroporidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 5 - 25 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 98471. Occurs in wide range of shallow tropical reef habitats, particularly in turbid waters (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).
IUCN Red List Status: (LC); Date assessed: 03 January 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Conejar - Espedido, Jeniffer - 26.05.15

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