Octocorallia


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Octocorallia

[‚äk·tō·kə′ril·yə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The equivalent name for Alcyonaria.
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coerulea holobiont will advance our understanding of the mechanism of blue pigment synthesis, and will help answer why it is that only Heliopora coerulea retains a unique, blue, hard crystalline aragonite skeleton in the skeletal evolution of Octocorallia.
Cada uno de los individuos de una colonia de Octocorallia, independientemente de su estructura anatomica.
In contrast, in Hexacorallia, the sister class of Octocorallia, the free edge of the mesenteries is expanded into unilobed or trilobed mesenterial filaments, which typically feature gland cells and cnidae (Daly et al.
A molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Octocorallia (Coelenterata: Anthozoa) based on mitochondrial protein-coding sequences (ND2, msh1).
Nevertheless, this approach provides a methodological framework for phylogenetic analysis using sclerites, and insofar as these structures remain important diagnostic characters, it should be useful elsewhere in the Octocorallia.
Colonies consist of small polyps (3-5 mm in height) with the eight pinnate tentacles that, typical of Octocorallia, are connected to one another hasally by narrow stolons (Fig.
Die Cnidogenese der Octocorallia (Anthozoa, Cnidaria): II.