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Lithotelestidae, new family

 

Helioporaceans with stoloniferous growth form, with both stolons and calices forming a rigid skeleton of crystalline aragonite; cylindrical calices bear secondary lateral calices; polyps fully retractile, containing octocorallian sclerites in the form of capstans and crosses composed of calcite.”

 

(Bayer & Muzik, 1977)

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Source: Antarctic Invertebrates Website (NMNH)

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