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Bathyactis

Moseley, 1881, p. 185

Type Species

Fungia symmetrica Pourtal├Ęs, 1871, p. 46, pl. 7, figs. 5-6; Monotypy

Type Specimen: Syntype; MCZ 2767; Verified; Dry Preserved

Type Locality: Recent; Strait of Florida, 640-823 m

Considered as a subgenus by Cairns (1989). Two syntypes, but one lost.

Classification

Diagnosis

Like the nominate subgenus, but having only four cycles of septa

Comparisons

Monotypic

Remarks

Contains the record of the deepest living scleractinian coral species at 6328 m (Keller, 1974). Seventeen species, including 3 fossil species (Cairns, 1989, 1999).

This page has been in preparation since 06-Aug-2008 13:11

This version was contributed by Ken Johnson on 02-Oct-2009 17:58.

Page authors are: Stephen D. Cairns. Please contact the editor if you would like to contribute to the diagnosis of this taxon.

The editor is: Stephen D. Cairns


Fungiacyathus (Bathyactis) marenzelleri, basal view of costae
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Fungiacyathus (Bathyactis) marenzelleri, basal view of costae
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Fungiacyathus marenzelleri, oblique calicular view of costae
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