Balanophyllia palifera Pourtal├Ęs, 1878
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Family:  Dendrophylliidae ()
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Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 53 - 708 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: USA and Canada.
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Biology:  Azooxanthellate. Found in slope (Ref. 116012). 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. (119314)
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 22.08.17

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