Isopora crateriformis (Gardiner, 1898)
Isopora crateriformis
photo by Veron, Charlie (J.E.N.)

Family:  Acroporidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 48 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in shallow reef environments, especially reef flats exposed to strong wave action (Ref. 846). Also occurs on subtidal submerged reef tops (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: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (A4ce) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 27.05.15

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