Caryophyllia smithii   Stokes & Broderip, 1828

devonshire cup coral

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Caryophylliidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Reef-associated.  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean and Indo-West Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

The stony corals non colonial, whose skeleton limestone reaches 0.35 cm vertically, of oval section, at base little, even hardly narrowed. The tentacles comprise at their end a small spherical bludgeon. Polyps: brownish coupler, brownish or pink, the generally ringed oral disc of a brown ring, drawing towards the red (Ref. 358).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Epibenthic (Ref. 87524). Polyps establish in excavations and cracks, at lower levels of rock overhangs and on rock faces, at depths greater than 10 m; seldom in shallow waters (Ref. 358). Occurs along the infralittoral, circalittoral and bathyal zones (Ref. 85338). Found throughout the Mediterranean. Associated with the barnacle Pyrgoma anglicum, as symphoriontes (Ref. 358). This species is viviparous, the fecundation of the ovum taking place inside the body of the parent, where they develop to with it until the stage of polyps in miniature (Ref. 358).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

This species is viviparous, the fecundation of the ovum taking place inside the body of the parent, where they develop to with it until the stage of polyps in miniature (Ref. 358).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Göthel, H. 1992. (Ref. 358)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)


CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Hexacorallians of the World | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 8.9 - 21.3, mean 13.5 (based on 812 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown