Pacifigorgia samarensis Breedy & Guzman, 2003
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Family:  Gorgoniidae ()
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Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range 8 - 12 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific.
Biology:  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. 123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Pauly, Daniel - 15.11.11
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 19.11.20
Checked by: Cort├ęs, Jorge - 15.11.11

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