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Antipathes caribbeanaOpresko,1996Antipathes caribbeana

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
CnidariaAnthozoaAntipathariaAntipathidaeAntipathescaribbeana
Habitat
Most coomon on vertical wall faces at reef edge in areas of strong currents, at depths of 30 to about 100 m.
Distribution
Known from Colombia to the Bahamas and abundantly observed in Crawl Key, Bocas del Toro, Panama.
Natural History Notes
This species has been important commercially, the main branches of large colonies are suitable for jewelry.
Characteristics
Large bushy colonies 1m or more in height. Their branches are linear, elongate, and small branchlets are straight or slightly curved. Spines conical to subcylindrical and flared and covered with small knob-like or cone-shaped tubercles.



In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByJuan A. Sanchez (2003)
Museum ReferencesNHMW
Compiled by
Jolyon Faria
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Antipathes caribbeana
Antipathes caribbeana
Antipathes caribbeana
Antipathes caribbeana
Antipathes caribbeana
Antipathes caribbeana
Antipathes caribbeana
Antipathes caribbeana
By: Juan A. Sanchez
Links
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.

Marine Invertebrate Taxonomy Workshopt, Bocas del Toro, August 2003.

Opresko, D. M. and Sanchez, J. A. (2005) Caribbean Shallow-water Black Corals (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia). Caribbean Journal of Science, Vol. 41, No. 3, 000-000.
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