Solanderia class subsp. var. var. sp. 1

Fassbender, Nico, Stefanoudis, Paris V, Filander, Zoleka Nontlantla, Gendron, Gilberte, Mah, Christopher L, Mattio, Lydiane, Mortimer, Jeanne A, Moura, Carlos J, Samaai, Toufiek, Samimi-Namin, Kaveh, Wagner, Daniel, Walton, Rowana & Woodall, Lucy C, 2021, Reef benthos of Seychelles - A field guide, Biodiversity Data Journal 9, pp. 65970-65970: 65970

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scientific name

Solanderia class subsp. var. var. sp. 1
status

 

"fam. Stylasteridae" gen. indet. sp. 1 f. sp. 1 var. sp. 1  

Materials

Type status: Other material. Taxon: scientificName: Stylasteridae sp. 1; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Cnidaria; class: Hydrozoa; order: Leptolida; family: Stylasteridae; scientificNameAuthorship: Gray, 1847; Location: waterBody: Indian Ocean; country: Seychelles; locality: Aldabra N 1, Aldabra W 1, Alphonse N 1, Astove W 1, D'Arros N 1, Desroches S 1 ; minimumDepthInMeters: 52.7 m; maximumDepthInMeters: 255.5 m; locationRemarks: First Descent : Seychelles Expedition ; Identification : identifiedBy: Nico Fassbender , Carlos Moura , Paris Stefanoudis ; dateIdentified: 2019, 2020; identificationRemarks: identified only from imagery; Event : samplingProtocol: Submersible OR Remotely Operated Vehicle OR SCUBA; Record Level: basisOfRecord: Human observation    

Notes

Colonies delicately branched with branches ending in sympodial fashion. Maximum recorded size: 60 cm tall. Commonly growing in caves or underneath ledges. Branch surfaces are covered by dactylophores. Colouration observed was pale white, with orange, red, pink, purple and yellow possible (see the colour change in the collected specimen in Fig. 110 b, SEY1_213). Commonly known as lace coral (Fig. 110).