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Metridium canum   Stuckey, 1914

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Actiniaria | Metridiidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Sessile.  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southwest Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Grayish in situ. Adherent pedal disc wider than the cylindrical column. Cinclides present on the upper part of the column. Tentacles crowded and arranged in 4 to 5 cycles; may have black tips. Mesogloea in variable thickness, appears fibrillar in structure and contains numerous collections of cells. Weak mesogloeal sphincter is present. Forty-five pairs of mesenteries arranged in 4 cycles (Ref. 89044).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs on the under-side of stones on muddy or sandy bottoms (Ref. 89044). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Stuckey, F.G.A. and M.A. Wellington. 1914. (Ref. 89044)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Price category (Ref. 80766)