Echinogorgia reticulata   (Esper,  1791) (Soft coral)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Alcyonacea
Family:Plexauridae

Image copyrights: The Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Colonies reticulate, branches originating from the stalk, traceable upto the middle of the colony and divided to form the main expanse of the lamella. Main branches slightly compressed and tips are club-shaped. Spicules are of leaf clubs with tuberculated root-like structures, 0.42 mm, spindles 0.51 mm.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Rocky

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Kadiapattanam INDIA (Record: 1997)

Literature Source(s)
  • Mary, AG and Lazarus, S (2004) Gorgonids off the southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 46(1) 32-43 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-05-10

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