Pectinia teres (Nemenzo & Montecillo, 1981)
Pectinia teres
photo by Veron, Charlie (J.E.N.)

Family:  Pectiniidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 30 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Philippines.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  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: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.05
Modified by: SeaLifeBase Team, - 16.07.08

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