dcsimg
Image of <i>Merulina ampliata</i> (Ellis & Solander 1786)

Merulina ampliata (Ellis & Solander 1786)

538.86765
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology   cc-by-nc-sa-3.0

Merulina ampliata is a species of Cnidaria in the family Merulinidae. It is listed in CITES Appendix II. It is found in marine habitat. It is a suspension feeder.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/CITES_II
  • Definition: Appendix II lists species that are not necessarily now threatened with extinction but that may become so unless trade is closely controlled. It also includes so-called "look-alike species", i.e. species whose specimens in trade look like those of species listed for conservation reasons. International trade in specimens of Appendix-II species may be authorized by the granting of an export permit or re-export certificate. No import permit is necessary for these species under CITES (although a permit is needed in some countries that have taken stricter measures than CITES requires). Permits or certificates should only be granted if the relevant authorities are satisfied that certain conditions are met, above all that trade will not be detrimental to the survival of the species in the wild. (See Article IV of the Convention)
  • Source: https://www.speciesplus.net/#/taxon_concepts/10883/legal
show all records
  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000447
  • Definition: An aquatic biome that comprises systems of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents as well as systems that largely resemble these. Water in the marine biome is generally within the salinity range of seawater: 30 to 38 ppt.
show all records
  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/suspensionFeeder
  • Definition: An organism which obtains food primarily by suspension feeding. Reid WDK, Wigham BD, McGill RAR, Polunin NVC (2012) Elucidating trophic pathways in benthic deep-sea assemblages of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge north and south of the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 463:89-103. doi:10.3354/meps09863
show all records

EOL has data for 45 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of <i>Merulina ampliata</i> (Ellis & Solander 1786)