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

Description

Synonym (s)
Sarcophyton certum Tixier Durivalt, 1970
Sarcophyton decaryi Tixier Durivault, 1948
Sarcophyton dispersum Schenk, 1896
Sarcophyton fungiforme Schenk, 1896
Sarcophyton manifestum Tixier Durivault, 1970
Sclerophytum viride Thomson & Henderson, 1906

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2003, 2008)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Corbyn's Cove INDIA (Record: 03/1992, 11/1991) (Depth: 2-5 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Diglipur (Lat: 13.26) (Long: 93) INDIA (Record: 03/1992, 11/1991) (Depth: 2-5 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Vadakadu INDIA (Record: 20/06/1993) (Depth: 3 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Vadakadu INDIA (Record: 20/06/1993) (Depth: 3 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA (Record: 20/06/1993) (Depth: 3 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA (Record: 20/06/1993) (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
  • Prasad, M and Varshney, RK (2002) Checklist of Indian Odonata Available at - http://www.geocities.com/indianodonata/check_list.htm
  • 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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