Alertigorgia orientalis

Super Group: 
Eukaryota
Phylum: 
Cnidaria
Class: 
Anthozoa
Order: 
Alcyonacea
Family: 
Anthothelidae
Genus: 
Alertigorgia
Species: 
orientalis
Authority: 
(Ridley, 1884)

Diagnosis

Colonies arborescent, one species with flattened branches, the other with leaf-like branches. Polyps retractile into edges of the flattened branches or on both sides of the leaf-like branches. Colour greyish, brownish. Surface layer with tuberculated spindles, internal layer with spiny rods. Zooxanthellae present.
A. orientalis has larger polyp sclerites ; larger spindles in the surface layer, and less ovals and cylinders; and shorter rods in the medulla . Moreover, the surface layer has more sclerites with warts fused disk-like 

Observation site(s)

SYMBIONTS

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Association with... Region origin Name of site In reference...
Symbiodinium- clade C Long Island
VAN OPPEN MJH, MIEOG JC, SANCHEZ CA, FABRICIUS KE (2005) Diversity of algal endosymbionts (zooxanthellae) in octocorals: the roles of geography and host relationships. Molecular Ecology 14:2403 - 2417. doi: 10.1111/mec.2005.14.issue-810.1111/j.1365-294X.2005.02545.x
Symbiodinium- clade D Long Island
VAN OPPEN MJH, MIEOG JC, SANCHEZ CA, FABRICIUS KE (2005) Diversity of algal endosymbionts (zooxanthellae) in octocorals: the roles of geography and host relationships. Molecular Ecology 14:2403 - 2417. doi: 10.1111/mec.2005.14.issue-810.1111/j.1365-294X.2005.02545.x

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