Gilibelemnon octodentatum Lopez Gonzalez & Williams, 2002
Gilibelemnon octodentatum
photo by Arntz, Wolf E.

Family:  Stachyptilidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range - 206 m
Distribution:  Antarctic.
Biology:  Depth estimate based on genus (Ref. 117164); to be replaced with a better reference. 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: 
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 07.06.19

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