species: Klyxum sp 2 in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Klyxum sp 2


©Anne Hoggett: Klyxum sp 2 at the lagoon entrance bommie, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Klyxum sp 2 at the lagoon entrance bommie, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Klyxum sp 2 at the lagoon entrance bommie, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Alcyonacea
Family Alcyoniidae
Genus Klyxum
Species Klyxum sp 2

Colours

                        

Distinguishing features

Soft, fleshy, lobed colonies that are evenly covered with contractile polyps.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Alderslade, P. (2000). Four new genera of soft corals (Coelenterata: Octocorallia), with notes on the classification of some established taxa. Zoologische Mededelingen Leiden, 74: 237-249. LIRS catalog number 90290.
  • Fabricius, K. and P. Alderslade (2001). Soft corals and sea fans: A comprehensive guide to the tropical shallow water genera of the central-west Pacific, the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea Australian Institute of Marine Science and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Australia.