Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 4 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 115.5 - 352.5
  Temperature range (°C): 12.133 - 15.738
  Nitrate (umol/L): 4.568 - 13.759
  Salinity (PPS): 35.707 - 36.260
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.702 - 5.253
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.279 - 0.653
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.826 - 5.139

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Depth range (m): 115.5 - 352.5

Temperature range (°C): 12.133 - 15.738

Nitrate (umol/L): 4.568 - 13.759

Salinity (PPS): 35.707 - 36.260

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.702 - 5.253

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.279 - 0.653

Silicate (umol/l): 1.826 - 5.139
 
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Alcyonium acaule

Alcyonium acaule or Mediterranean sea-finger is a species of soft coral in the Alcyoniidae family.

Description[edit]

Mediterranean sea-finger is a colonial coral forming clumps of yellow, pink, brown-red to brown orange fleshy masses of finger-like lobes. The colony can reach an height of 20 cm maximum.[2] The body's surface is entirely covered by whitish polyps from the foot to the top of the lobes. As for all the soft coral, it uses its Hydroskeleton capacity to maintain and manage its body posture.

Distribution & habitat[edit]

This species is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea however its area of distribution overflows slightly and extends along the Portuguese and Spanish Atlantic coasts. It is usually found between 12 to 135 m deep.[3] Alcyonium acaule is a sciaphilous animal that likes to avoid places exposed to unfiltered light and prefers shaded places such as overhangs or caves.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://doris.ffessm.fr/fiche2.asp?fiche_numero=91
  3. ^ Steven Weinberg, Découvrir la Méditerranée, Nathan nature, 2007, 352 p. (ISBN 9782092781128)
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