WoRMS name details

Pectiniidae

196104  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:196104)

 unaccepted (synonymy)
Family
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description The pectiniids, except Pectinia, have mussid-like polyps, typically thick and fleshy and usually very colourful. Polyps are...  
Description The pectiniids, except Pectinia, have mussid-like polyps, typically thick and fleshy and usually very colourful. Polyps are extended only at night. They usually have long, thin, translucent tentacles. As far as is known, pectiniids are hermaphrodites and release gametes during periods of mass spawning for external fertilisation. There is one solitary fossil genus, the remainder are colonial and hermatypic. Colonies are basically laminar, composed of thin plates. Corallite walls are absent or formed by the non-porous costate coenosteum of the laminae. Related family is Mussidae. Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Pectiniidae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196104 on 2018-06-20
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Description The pectiniids, except Pectinia, have mussid-like polyps, typically thick and fleshy and usually very colourful. Polyps are extended only at night. They usually have long, thin, translucent tentacles. As far as is known, pectiniids are hermaphrodites and release gametes during periods of mass spawning for external fertilisation. There is one solitary fossil genus, the remainder are colonial and hermatypic. Colonies are basically laminar, composed of thin plates. Corallite walls are absent or formed by the non-porous costate coenosteum of the laminae. Related family is Mussidae. Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
 



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