species: Hydrozoanthus gracilis in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Hydrozoanthus gracilis


©Anne Hoggett: Hydrozoanthus gracilis on the reef slope off South Island, Lizard Island Group.

©Anne Hoggett: Hydrozoanthus gracilis on the reef slope off South Island, Lizard Island Group.

©Anne Hoggett: Hydrozoanthus gracilis on the reef slope off South Island, Lizard Island Group. Polyps withdrawn. The feathery things are the exposed parts of the hydroid substrate.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Zoantharia
Family Hydrozoanthidae
Genus Hydrozoanthus
Species Hydrozoanthus gracilis

Distinguishing features

Colonies branching, branches not zig-zag shaped. Overgrow hydroid colonies. White coenenchyme with translucent to brown polyps.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

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Distribution

Web resources

References

  • Kise, T. Maeda and J.D. Reimer, H. (2019). A phylogeny and the evolution of epizoism within the family Hydrozoanthidae with description of a new genus and two new species. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 130: 304-314. LIRS catalog number 90375.
  • Sinniger, J.D. Reimer and J. Pawlowski, F. (2010). The Parazoanthidae (Hexacorallia: Zoantharia) DNA taxonomy: description of two new genera. Marine Biodiversity, 40: 57-70. LIRS catalog number 90368.