Scirpearia filiformis   Toeplitz  (Soft coral)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Alcyonacea
Family:Ellisellidae

Description
Color: White when dry; axis light brown and spicules colorless.

Colony rather inconspicuous, branches thread-like and divide dichotomously. Cortex with a horizontal layer of larger spindles. Spicules are spindles densely tuberculated and irregular, 0.21 x 0.1 mm, crosses and multiradiates.


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Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari 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:2010-06-07

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