Overview

Brief Summary

Biology

calcareous colonies, no free medusae
  • UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Adelopora fragilis Cairns, 1991
Catalog Number: USNM 85095
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: female;
Preparation: Dry; SEM Stub
Collector(s): New Zealand Oceanographic Institute
Year Collected: 1988
Locality: Three Kings Islands, Three Kings Ridge Ridge, New Zealand, South Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 590 to 640
  • Paratype: Cairns, S. D. 1991. Mem. N.Z. oceanogr. Inst. 98: 28-30, pl.10, fig.a-g, pl.11, fig.a-b.
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Paratype for Adelopora fragilis Cairns, 1991
Catalog Number: USNM 85094
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: male;
Preparation: Dry; SEM Stub
Collector(s): New Zealand Oceanographic Institute
Year Collected: 1966
Locality: Norfolk Ridge, North Of Norfolk Island, New Zealand, South Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 710 to 710
  • Paratype: Cairns, S. D. 1991. Mem. N.Z. oceanogr. Inst. 98: 28-30, pl.10, fig.a-g, pl.11, fig.a-b.
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Paratype for Adelopora fragilis Cairns, 1991
Catalog Number: USNM 96184
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: SEM Stub
Year Collected: 1985
Locality: 400 Km East Of Island, New Caledonia, South Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 400 to 400
Vessel: Coriolis R/V
  • Paratype: Cairns, S. D. 1991. Mem. N.Z. oceanogr. Inst. 98: 28-30, pl.10, fig.a-g, pl.11, fig.a-b.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 10 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 10 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 400 - 1565
  Temperature range (°C): 3.303 - 14.276
  Nitrate (umol/L): 10.821 - 34.951
  Salinity (PPS): 34.533 - 35.208
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.714 - 4.480
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.859 - 2.438
  Silicate (umol/l): 5.387 - 86.825

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 400 - 1565

Temperature range (°C): 3.303 - 14.276

Nitrate (umol/L): 10.821 - 34.951

Salinity (PPS): 34.533 - 35.208

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.714 - 4.480

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.859 - 2.438

Silicate (umol/l): 5.387 - 86.825
 
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Dispersal

Depth range

400-967 m
  • Cairns, S.D., 1991. The Marine Fauna of New Zealand: Stylasteridae (Cnidaria: Hydroida). Mem. N.Z. oceanogr. Inst. 98 : 1-99.
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