Anthelia sp.

Super Group: 
Eukaryota
Phylum: 
Cnidaria
Class: 
Anthozoa
Order: 
Alcyonacea
Family: 
Xeniidae
Genus: 
Anthelia
Species: 
sp.
Authority: 
Lamarck, 1816

Diagnosis

Colonies forming soft spreading membranes from which the polyps arise. Polyps not retractile, monomorphic. Colour of colonies white, gray, brown. Sclerites are flattened rods, about 3-8 times as long as broad. Zooxanthellae present.

Type species

Type species: Anthelia glauca Lamarck, 1816

Ecology

Shallow lagoon and back reef, in places with strong currents.

Observation site(s)

SYMBIONTS

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Symbiodinium sp. Great Barrier Reef
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 sp. Great Barrier Reef
Symbiodinium sp. Great Barrier Reef
Symbiodinium sp. Great Barrier Reef
Symbiodinium sp. Western Indian
Symbiodinium sp. Western Indian

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