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Biology

colonial
  • UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
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Distribution

circum-(sub)tropical
  • UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Distinctive, black-stemmed, branching colony, up to about 17 cm. Habitat: shallow reefs. Distribution: pantropical and temperate (Richmond, 1997).
  • Richmond, M. (Ed.) (1997). A guide to the seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean islands. Sida/Department for Research Cooperation, SAREC: Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN 91-630-4594-X. 448 pp.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 16 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 10 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.5 - 33
  Temperature range (°C): 23.044 - 24.646
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.041 - 0.160
  Salinity (PPS): 35.145 - 35.555
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.754 - 4.952
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 0.169
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.376 - 2.555

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Depth range (m): 0.5 - 33

Temperature range (°C): 23.044 - 24.646

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.041 - 0.160

Salinity (PPS): 35.145 - 35.555

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.754 - 4.952

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 0.169

Silicate (umol/l): 1.376 - 2.555
 
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Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 16 - 90
  Temperature range (°C): 23.426 - 28.366
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.889 - 8.455
  Salinity (PPS): 34.072 - 34.404
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.400 - 4.541
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.044 - 0.671
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.716 - 4.293

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 16 - 90

Temperature range (°C): 23.426 - 28.366

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.889 - 8.455

Salinity (PPS): 34.072 - 34.404

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.400 - 4.541

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.044 - 0.671

Silicate (umol/l): 1.716 - 4.293
 
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