Savalia savaglia (Bertoloni, 1819)
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Family:  Parazoanthidae ()
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Environment:  sessile; marine
Distribution:  Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
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Biology:  Known from circalittoral 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)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 12.11.10
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 19.11.20

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