Sarcophyton elegans   Moser,  1919 (Soft coral)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Alcyonacea
Family:Alcyoniidae

Description

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Threats:  Natural threats, Anthropogenic
(Protected under Indian Wild Life Protection Act, 1972)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Andaman (Lat: 13.25) (Long: 92.92) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Diglipur (Lat: 13.26) (Long: 93) INDIA (Record: 03/1992) (Depth: 2 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA (Record: 27/01/1994) (Depth: 3 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA (Record: 27/01/1994) (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
  • 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
  • Aquarium Innovations Available at - http://www.aquarium-innovations.com
  • Indian Wild Life Protection Act, 1972
  • 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; Bhat, KL and Parulekar, AH (1996) Occurrence and distribution of soft corals (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea) from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society Bombay Natural History Society 93(2) 202-209 Available at - NIO, Goaa
  • 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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