Flabellum moseleyi - cupcoral

Flabellum moseleyi - cupcoralFlabellum moseleyi - cupcoral


Flabellum moseleyi - cupcoral on the seabed. Several specimens of this animal were obtained and identified by Sheila Marques Pauls UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA FACULTAD DE CIENCIA Instituto de Zoología Tropical Museo de Biología The identification details are below Familia Flabellidae Flabellum moseleyi Pourtales, 1880 Fig. 2 Flabellum moseleyi Pourtales, 1880. Sinonímia: en Cairns (1979) Material: SE/300707/019 #1 (1 ej., 27x22 mm por 20 mm de alto), SE/310707/020 #1, 545 m prof. (2 ej., 25x21 mm por 19 mm de alto; 35x28 mm por 26 mm de alto) Diagnosis: Coralum solitario, libre (adultos), de forma trocoide a ceratoide, lateralmente comprimido, con una base cónica curvada en aproximadamente 90o y terminando en un pedicelo delgado. Cálice elíptico (máximo 7.0 x 6.0 cm de diámetro), aserrado con los septos S1 y S2 de igual tamaño y proyectándose mas allá del margen del cálice. Columela ausente. Color marrón rojizo. Distribución en Venezuela: nor-este de Los Testigos (Cairns 1979). Distribución batimétrica: 216 - 1097 m de profundidad según Cairns (1979). En Venezuela está reportado para 598 m de profundidad Observación: F. moseleyi es una especie ampliamente distribuida, en fondos blandos de más de 200 m de profundidad, a través del Caribe y Golfo de México. Figura 2. Flabellum moseleyi Pourtales, 1880. Izquierda: vista del cálice (ejemplar preservado). Centro: vista lateral (ejemplar preservado). Derecha: cálice (esqueleto limpio). MATERIAL Muestra 1: SE/300707/019 #1 2 ejemplares de Deltocyathus cf italicus 1 ejemplar de Flabellum moseleyi Muestra 2: SE/310707/020 #1 ORCA 545 m profundidad 2 ejemplares de Deltocyathus cf italicus 2 ejemplares de Flabellum moseleyi REFERENCIA Cairns, S.D. 1979. The deep-water Scleractinian of the Caribbean Sea and adjacent waters. Stud. Fauna Curacao and other Carib. Islands 57(180): 1-341.

Item Type:Image
Title:Flabellum moseleyi - cupcoral
Creator(s):Curry, Rob
Identification:Jones, Daniel and Pauls, Sheila
Date:26 July 2007
Copyright:SERPENT project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Anthozoa (Sea Anemones & Corals) > Scleractinia (Stony corals)
Species:Flabellum moseleyi
Behaviour:A Flabellum moseleyi - cupcoral probably feeding on the seabed.
Site:Atlantic > Venezuelan Basin
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):543
Latitude:9 deg 44' 07" N
Longitude:59 deg 44' 60" W
Countries:South America > Venezuela
Substratum:Fine sediment
Rig:Transocean Sovereign Explorer
Project Partners:Statoil, Transocean, Subsea 7
ROV:Centurion 38 HD
Keywords:Flabellum moseleyi, cupcoral, Orca
Deposited By:Dr Daniel Jones
Deposited On:08 February 2010

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