Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 1187 specimens in 21 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 244 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): -3 - 2100
  Temperature range (°C): 1.907 - 21.074
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.297 - 42.974
  Salinity (PPS): 31.477 - 35.667
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.401 - 7.029
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.152 - 3.099
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.987 - 176.085

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): -3 - 2100

Temperature range (°C): 1.907 - 21.074

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.297 - 42.974

Salinity (PPS): 31.477 - 35.667

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.401 - 7.029

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.152 - 3.099

Silicate (umol/l): 0.987 - 176.085
 
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Associations

Known predators

Metridium (Sertularia, Metridium, Obelia, Clava) is prey of:
Pagurus
Cancer
Myoxocephalus
Carcinides
Fundulus
Tautogolabrus

Based on studies in:
USA: Massachusetts, Cape Ann (Marine, Sublittoral)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • R. W. Dexter, The marine communities of a tidal inlet at Cape Ann, Massachusetts: a study in bio-ecology, Ecol. Monogr. 17:263-294, from p. 272 (1947).
  • R. W. Dexter, The marine communities of a tidal inlet at Cape Ann, Massachusetts: a study in bio-ecology, Ecol. Monogr. 17:263-294, from p. 278 (1947).
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Known prey organisms

Metridium (Sertularia, Metridium, Obelia, Clava) preys on:
plankton
detritus
suspended organic matter

Based on studies in:
USA: Massachusetts, Cape Ann (Marine, Sublittoral)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • R. W. Dexter, The marine communities of a tidal inlet at Cape Ann, Massachusetts: a study in bio-ecology, Ecol. Monogr. 17:263-294, from p. 272 (1947).
  • R. W. Dexter, The marine communities of a tidal inlet at Cape Ann, Massachusetts: a study in bio-ecology, Ecol. Monogr. 17:263-294, from p. 278 (1947).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:211
Specimens with Sequences:137
Specimens with Barcodes:125
Species:6
Species With Barcodes:3
Public Records:3
Public Species:1
Public BINs:1
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Barcode data

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Genomic DNA is available from 4 specimens with morphological vouchers housed at Queensland Museum
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Wikipedia

Metridium

Members of the genus Metridium, also known as plumose anemones, are sea anemones found mostly in the cooler waters of the northern Pacific and Atlantic oceans. They are characterized by their numerous threadlike tentacles extending from atop a smooth cylindrical column, and can vary from a few centimeters in height up to one meter or more. In larger specimens, the oral disk becomes densely curved and frilly.

Species[edit]

The following species are recognised in the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS):[1]

In popular culture[edit]

Post-metal band Giant Squid used the genus name as the inspiration for the title of their acclaimed 2006 album, Metridium Fields. The final track is also titled "Metridium Field".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Metridium: de Blainville, 1824 World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
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