Thread-like tentacles in the Mediterranean corals Paramuricea clavata and Corallium rubrum

 
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2018 (EN)
Thread-like tentacles in the Mediterranean corals Paramuricea clavata and Corallium rubrum (EN)

LOPEZ-GONZALEZ, PABLO J
ESCRIBANO-ÁLVAREZ, PABLO
MEGINA, CÉSAR
MARTÍNEZ-BARALDÉS, IRENE
BENEDETTI, MARIA-CARLA
BRAMANTI, LORENZO

CORAL, RNM 744 (Junta de Andalucía) (EN)

The occurrence of modified tentacles (i.e. thread-like tentacles) in the Mediterranean octocorals Paramuricea clavata and Corallium rubrum is reported. Colonies of four species of Mediterranean gorgonians were maintained in aquarium conditions for more than 5 months. The development of thread-like tentacles has been observed only in two of the four species. The presence of modified tentacles in other cnidarians has been usually associated with defensive/aggressive behavior. Our observations showed that thread-like tentacles in P. clavata and C. rubrum can also be used for feeding. (EN)

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Observation, aquarium tanks (EN)

thread-like tentacles (EN)
gorgonians (EN)
Invertebrate Zoology (EN)
Marine Biology (EN)
Coral biology (EN)
modified tentacles (EN)
octocorals (EN)
Mediterranean Sea (EN)


Mediterranean Marine Science

English

2018-07-31


Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (EN)

Mediterranean Sea (EN)

1791-6763
1108-393X
Mediterranean Marine Science; Vol 19, No 2 (2018); 394-397 (EL)
Mediterranean Marine Science; Vol 19, No 2 (2018); 394-397 (EN)

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