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Gorgonia mariaeBayer, 1961Gorgonia mariae
Common Name: Wide-Mesh sea fan

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
CnidariaAnthozoaAlcyonaceaGorgoniidaeGorgoniamariae
Characteristics
- Plumose colonies with anastomosis of inner and lower branchlets



- Many terminal twigs free



- Polyps as slits in alternating double rows along the two edges of the braches







In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByHector Guzman & Carlos Guevara

Juan A. Sanchez (2003)


STRI Taxonomy and Ecology of Caribbean Gorgonians and Black Corals Course 2007

Sampling methodsDive Coral Transect
LocalityPenínsula Valiente y Río Calovébora
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Data entered by: Rebecca Rissanen
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Reference
Collin, R. et al. 2005. Photographic Identification Guide to some Common Marine Invertebrates of Bocas Del Toro, Panama. Caribbean Journal of Science. 41(3): 638-707.

Guzman, H.M. & C. Guevara. 2001. Arrecifes coralinos de Bocas del Toro, Panamá: IV. Distribución, estructura y estado de conservación de los arrecifes continentales de Península Valiente. Rev. Biol. Trop. 49(1): 53-66.


STRI Taxonomy and Ecology of Caribbean Gorgonians and Black Corals Course 2007

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