Condylactis gigantea (Weinland, 1860)
giant Caribbean anemone
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Family:  Actiniidae ()
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Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Western Atlantic.
Biology:  This is an epibenthic (Ref. 83915) and solitary (Ref. 2377) species, found on rocky bottoms and coral reefs particularly in subtidal areas (Ref. 83915). 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: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 26.02.16

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