Lobophytum crassum   Von Marenzeller,  1886 (Soft coral)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Alcyonacea
Family:Alcyoniidae

Description

Synonym (s)
Lobophytum cristagalli Verseveldt, 1971
Lobophytum angulatum Tixier-Durivault, 1956
Lobophytum caledonense Tixier-Durivault, 1956
Lobophytum hedleyi Whitelegge, 1897

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA (Record: 24/01/1994) (Depth: 3 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA (Record: 24/01/1994) (Depth: 3 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV and Devi,K (2003) Studies on the soft corals (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea) of Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 36161 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Vennam, J and van Ofwegen, LP (1996) Soft corals (Colelenterata: Octocorallia: Alcyonacea) from the Laccadives (sw India), with a re-examination of Sinularia gravis Tixier-Durivault, 1970 Zoologische Mededelingen Leiden 437-452 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Animal-World Available at - http://animal-world.com/index.html
  • Kumar, CS and Venkataraman, K (2005) Diversity and status of soft corals (Coelenterata: Alcyonacea) in Gulf of Mannar Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 232-234 Available at - http://www.sdmri.org/reports/proceedings%202005%20-%20sdmri.pdf
  • Jayasree, V and Parulekar, AH (1997) The ecology and distribution of alcyonaceans at Mandapam (Palk Bay, Gulf of Mannar), South India Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society Bombay Natural History Society 94(3) 521-524 Available at - NIO, Goa

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