No common name

Distichopora violacea

ORDER

Filifera

FAMILY

Stylasteridae

TAXONOMY

Millepora violacea Pallas, 1766, Pacific Ocean.

OTHER COMMON NAMES

None known.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Hydroid: colony violet-blue, small, and flabellate; branches compressed and granular, with low longitudinal ridges, ending with two flattened lobes, usually whitish, growing in opposite directions; gastro- and dactylopores very long, extending for a great distance down the center of the lobes; pore rows on lateral edges of lobes and main stem; dactylopores in equal number on both sides of pore rows; gastrostyles ridges bearing tall, slender, often fused, spines; no ring palisade; ampullae in groups, opening to surface by irregularly shaped pores.

DISTRIBUTION

Indo-Pacific. (Specific distribution map not available.)

HABITAT

Coral formations in shallow water.

BEHAVIOR

Nothing is known.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET

Nothing is known.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

Nothing is known.

CONSERVATION STATUS

Like almost all stylasterids, it is protected by international treaties.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦

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