Flabellum apertum Moseley, 1876
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Family:  Flabellidae ()
Max. size:  2 cm H (male/unsexed)
Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range 193 - 1647 m
Distribution:  Northeast and south Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Southern Ocean. Subtropical to polar.
Biology:  Minimum depth range from Ref. 119636. Found in the continental slope (Ref. 119636). 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:  harmless
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Entered by: Conejar - Espedido, Jeniffer - 03.09.08
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 09.03.19

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