Home|Search|Identify|Taxonomic tree|Quiz|About this site|Feedback
Developed by ETI BioInformatics
Characteristics, distribution and ecology
Taxonomische classification
Synonyms and common names
Literature references
Images, audio and video
Links to other Web sites

Lamarck, 1816

Anthelia (2)

Type species: Anthelia glauca Lamarck, 1816

Total number of species estimated: 10.

Description: Colonies forming soft spreading membranes from which the polyps arise. Polyps not retractile, monomorphic. Colour of colonies white, gray, brown. Sclerites are flattened rods, about 3-8 times as long as broad. Zooxanthellae present.

Habitat: Shallow lagoon and back reef, in places with strong currents.

Range: Tropical Indo-Pacific.

Remarks: Species can be similar to those of the genus Clavularia.

Genus Anthelia