Palythoa heliodiscus (Ryland & Lancaster, 2003)
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Family:  Zoanthidae ()
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Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range 20 - 23 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean.
Biology:  Depth range based on an occurrence in Palau (Ref. 100708); to be replaced with a better reference. 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:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 01.04.15
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 12.10.15

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