Briareum asbestinum

Super Group: 
Eukaryota
Phylum: 
Cnidaria
Class: 
Anthozoa
Order: 
Alcyonacea
Family: 
Briareidae
Genus: 
Briareum
Species: 
asbestinum
Authority: 
(Pallas, 1766)
Synonym(s): 
Briareum gorgonoideum Blainville, 1830
Briareum polyanthes (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860)

Diagnosis

Colonies lobate, digitate or encrusting, normally with a whitish outer layer and magenta inner layer, but completely magenta or white colonies also occur. Polyps monomorphic, retractile, and without sclerites. Protruding false calyces appear in varying degrees of prominence or are not present at all. Surface layer with straight or curved spindles. Medulla with sclerites shaped like those of the surface layer but larger and coarser, and with additional branching sclerites, which can be fused. Zooxanthellate.

Type species

Briareum asbestinum (Pallas, 1766)

Observation site(s)

SYMBIONTS

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Symbiodinium sp. Florida
Symbiodinium- clade B Quintana Roo Cancun
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. Western Caribbean
Symbiodinium sp. Western Caribbean
Symbiodinium sp. Eastern Caribbean
Symbiodinium sp. Eastern Caribbean
Symbiodinium sp. Western Caribbean
Symbiodinium sp. Western Caribbean

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