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Dactylanthus antarcticus   (Clubb, 1908)

gorgonian-feeding anemone

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Actiniaria | Preactiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 10 - 610 m (Ref. 87801).  Polar

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Circumantarctic and Southeast Pacific: South Orkney and Chile.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This is a benthic mobile species found on primnoid gorgonians at depths of 10 to 610 m. It has a mouth capable of opening very wide, allowing it to prey on octocorals (Ref. 87801). Solitary (Ref. 2377). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Southern Ocean Mollusc Database (SOMBASE). 2011. (Ref. 87340)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown