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Biology

azooxanthellate
  • UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
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Comprehensive Description

Biology: Skeleton

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AuthorSkeleton?Mineral or Organic?MineralPercent Magnesium
Zibrowius and Grygier, 1985 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
Cairns, 1998 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
Cairns, Hoeksema, and van der Land, 1999 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
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Physical Description

Type Information

Syntype for Dendrophyllia nigrescens Dana, 1846
Catalog Number: USNM 216
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Year Collected: 1838
Locality: Fiji, South Pacific Ocean
  • Syntype: Dana. 1846. Zoophytes. 7: 387, pl.27, fig.1.
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Syntype for Dendrophyllia nigrescens Dana, 1846
Catalog Number: USNM 424
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): L. Emmons
Locality: Feejee, Fiji, South Pacific Ocean
  • Syntype: Dana. 1846. Zoophytes. 7: 387, pl.27, fig.1.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 22 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 11 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1.5 - 250
  Temperature range (°C): 12.735 - 28.305
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.279 - 26.844
  Salinity (PPS): 33.426 - 35.095
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.205 - 4.719
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 1.847
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.993 - 35.088

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Depth range (m): 1.5 - 250

Temperature range (°C): 12.735 - 28.305

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.279 - 26.844

Salinity (PPS): 33.426 - 35.095

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.205 - 4.719

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 1.847

Silicate (umol/l): 0.993 - 35.088
 
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Dispersal

Depth range

0-50 m
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Tubastraea micranthus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Genomic DNA is available from 6 specimens with morphological vouchers housed at Ocean Genome Legacy
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Genomic DNA is available from 1 specimen with morphological vouchers housed at Queensland Museum
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