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)

Ελληνικό Κέντρο Θαλασσίων Ερευνών (ΕΛΚΕΘΕ) (EL)
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) (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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