Paraedwardsia lemchei Carlgren, 1956
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Family:  Edwardsiidae ()
Max. size:  2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range 7130 - 7160 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Sunda Trench.
Biology:  Depth based on occurrence (Ref. 77018, p. 9); to be replaced with better reference. Solitary (Ref. 2377). 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: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.05
Modified by: SeaLifeBase Team, - 15.07.08

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