Flabellum curvatum Moseley, 1881
Flabellum curvatum
photo by Arntz, Wolf E.

Family:  Flabellidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range 80 - 1160 m
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic, Southeast Pacific and Southern Ocean: From Rio de la Plata, Chile, Falkland Islands and Antarctic. Subtropical to polar.
Biology:  Maximum depth range from Ref. 119635. Common in the shelf and upper slope (Ref. 119634). Mainly found on green sands (Ref. 119635). 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)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 09.03.19

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