Overview

Brief Summary

Biology

azooxanthellate
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Stephanocyathus laevifundus is a species of coral.

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Comprehensive Description

Biology: Skeleton

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AuthorSkeleton?Mineral or Organic?MineralPercent Magnesium
Cairns, 1977 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
Cairns, Hoeksema, and van der Land, 1999 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Stephanocyathus laevifundus Cairns, 1977
Catalog Number: USNM 45752
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Year Collected: 1964
Locality: Straits Of Florida, Great Bahama Bank, West Of South Riding Rock, Bahamas, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 840 to 842
Vessel: Gerda R/V
  • Paratype: Cairns, S. D. 1977. Bull. Mar. Sci. 27(4): 735-736, figs.8-12.
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Paratype for Stephanocyathus laevifundus Cairns, 1977
Catalog Number: USNM 45753
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Year Collected: 1966
Locality: Cape Tiburon, North Of, Colombia, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 1171 to 1239
Vessel: Pillsbury R/V
  • Paratype: Cairns, S. D. 1977. Bull. Mar. Sci. 27(4): 735-736, figs.8-12.
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Holotype for Stephanocyathus laevifundus Cairns, 1977
Catalog Number: USNM 45751
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Year Collected: 1964
Locality: Straits Of Florida, Great Bahama Bank, West Of South Riding Rock, Bahamas, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 840 to 842
Vessel: Gerda R/V
  • Holotype: Cairns, S. D. 1977. Bull. Mar. Sci. 27(4): 735-736, figs.8-12.
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Paratype for Stephanocyathus laevifundus Cairns, 1977
Catalog Number: USNM 45754
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Year Collected: 1963
Locality: Straits Of Florida, East Of Key Largo, Florida, United States, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 824 to 824
Vessel: Gerda R/V
  • Paratype: Cairns, S. D. 1977. Bull. Mar. Sci. 27(4): 735-736, figs.8-12.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 60 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 47 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 300 - 1632
  Temperature range (°C): 4.096 - 15.659
  Nitrate (umol/L): 9.242 - 32.690
  Salinity (PPS): 34.882 - 36.127
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.873 - 4.991
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.727 - 1.877
  Silicate (umol/l): 4.826 - 32.365

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 300 - 1632

Temperature range (°C): 4.096 - 15.659

Nitrate (umol/L): 9.242 - 32.690

Salinity (PPS): 34.882 - 36.127

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.873 - 4.991

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.727 - 1.877

Silicate (umol/l): 4.826 - 32.365
 
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Dispersal

Depth range

300-1158 m
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