Overview

Brief Summary

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, Hoeksema, and van der Land, 1999 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
Cairns, 1998 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Caryophyllia (Acanthocyathus) unicristata Cairns & Zibrowius, 1997
Catalog Number: USNM 97038
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Year Collected: 1991
Locality: Tanimbar Islands, Larat Island, Moluccas, Indonesia, South Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 442 to 468
Vessel: Baruna Jaya I R/V
  • Paratype: Cairns, S. D. & Zibrowius. 1997. Mém. Mus. nat. Hist. nat. Paris. A, 172: 101,102.
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Paratype for Caryophyllia (Acanthocyathus) unicristata Cairns & Zibrowius, 1997
Catalog Number: USNM 97041
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Year Collected: 1991
Locality: Tanimbar Islands, Sera Island, Approx. 25 Km South Of, Moluccas, Indonesia, South Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 477 to 480
Vessel: Baruna Jaya I R/V
  • Paratype: Cairns, S. D. & Zibrowius. 1997. Mém. Mus. nat. Hist. nat. Paris. A, 172: 101,102.
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Paratype for Caryophyllia (Acanthocyathus) unicristata Cairns & Zibrowius, 1997
Catalog Number: USNM 97040
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Year Collected: 1991
Locality: Tanimbar Islands, Yamdena Island, Saumlaki, Approx. 50 Km West Of, Moluccas, Indonesia, Arafura Sea, South Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 399 to 405
Vessel: Baruna Jaya I R/V
  • Paratype: Cairns, S. D. & Zibrowius. 1997. Mém. Mus. nat. Hist. nat. Paris. A, 172: 101,102.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 43 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 29 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 248 - 610
  Temperature range (°C): 7.317 - 15.372
  Nitrate (umol/L): 10.046 - 32.886
  Salinity (PPS): 34.567 - 34.944
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.957 - 5.458
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.845 - 2.522
  Silicate (umol/l): 4.900 - 66.977

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 248 - 610

Temperature range (°C): 7.317 - 15.372

Nitrate (umol/L): 10.046 - 32.886

Salinity (PPS): 34.567 - 34.944

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.957 - 5.458

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.845 - 2.522

Silicate (umol/l): 4.900 - 66.977
 
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Dispersal

Depth range

251-477 m
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