Adelogorgia phyllosclera Bayer, 1958
orange gorgonian
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Family:  Gorgoniidae ()
Max. size:  60 cm H (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 30 - 300 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific and Northwest Atlantic: USA to Mexico.
Biology:  Size refers to colony height (Ref. 865). It is found on rocks at depths of 30 to 300 meters (Ref. 865). Members of the class Anthozoa are either gonochoric or hermaphroditic. Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 10.03.14

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