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Alcyonium digitatum   Linnaeus, 1758

dead mans fingers
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Alcyonacea | Alcyoniidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Sessile.  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean: USA, Canada and Germany.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Attached species (Ref. 3123). This organism prey on ea urchins, gastropods, bivalves, or crustaceans that crawl or swim into their grasp, indicating its carnivorous feeding type (Ref. 87872). Sexes are separate but protogynous hermaphroditism also occurs (female gametes are matured before male elements in the same individual) (Ref. 87872).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Sexes are separate but protogynous hermaphroditism also occurs (female gametes are matured before male elements in the same individual) (Ref. 87872).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Cairns, S.D., D.R. Calder, A. Brinckmann-Voss, C.B. Castro, D.G. Fautin, P.R. Pugh, C.E. Mills, W.C. Jaap, M.N. Arai, S.H.D. Haddock and D.M. Opresko. 2003. (Ref. 1663)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown