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Mountainous Star Coral

Orbicella faveolata (Ellis & Solander 1786)

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Orbicella faveolata (Mountainous Star Coral) is a species of cnidarians in the family Merulinidae. They are listed as endangered by IUCN. Dead Mountainous Star Coral form shallow marine sediments. They have asexual reproduction, alternation of generations, and sexual reproduction; they are broadcast spawners. They have no parental care. They are sessile animals.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019954
  • Definition: Capable of the biological process in which new individuals are produced by either a single cell or a group of cells, in the absence of any sexual process.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Mountainous Star Coral. View this species on GBIF