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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
Cairns, 1991 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
Wells, 1982 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
Cairns, Hoeksema, and van der Land, 1999 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Tubastraea faulkneri Wells, 1982
Catalog Number: USNM 47145
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): D. Faulkner
Year Collected: 1973
Locality: Ngemelis Island, Bailechesengel Island, Palau, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 7.6 to 7.6
  • Holotype: Wells. 1982. Pac. Sci. 36(2): 216, pl.3, figs.1-2.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 5 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 3 - 20
  Temperature range (°C): 26.219 - 28.067
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.286 - 2.922
  Salinity (PPS): 34.156 - 35.854
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.430 - 4.631
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.119 - 0.475
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.039 - 6.552

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Depth range (m): 3 - 20

Temperature range (°C): 26.219 - 28.067

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.286 - 2.922

Salinity (PPS): 34.156 - 35.854

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.430 - 4.631

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.119 - 0.475

Silicate (umol/l): 1.039 - 6.552
 
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Dispersal

Depth range

3-5 m
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