Paracyathus pulchellus (Philippi, 1842)
papillose cup coral
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Family:  Caryophylliidae ()
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Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range 17 - 250 m
Distribution:  Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea and western Indian Ocean.
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Biology:  Azooxanthellate, in the outer continental shelf at depths 50 to 200 m (Ref. 116012). Known from circalittoral and bathyal zones (Ref. 85338). 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)
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 19.11.20

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