Faux Corail - Myriapora truncata

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Myriapora truncata is a briozoan, also known as false coral due to its resemblance to red coral corallo rosso (Corallium rubrum)Myriapora truncata briozoan false coral faux corail intotheblue.it

Falso Corallo - Myriapora Truncata - intotheblue.it

Falso Corallo – Myriapora Truncata – intotheblue.it

Habitat and distribution Can be found in the Mediterranean Sea. The colonies are anchored to rocky substrates, often characterized by coralligenous, in shaded areas from 1-2 meters and up to 100 meters deep.

Description The colony, up to 10 cm wide, has dichotomous ramifications, short and squat, porous, of intense red-orange color, with a cylindrical section, which appear truncated at the ends. Unlike the true coral polyps, which are white, the polyps of this species have the same color as the ramifications.

The study of the diameter of the branches and the size of the polypoid, variable according to the environmental conditions, led to consider M. truncata as an environmental indicator of the changes that occurred between the Cenozoic and the modern era in the Mediterranean Sea.

Reproduction Reproduction takes place between February and March. Myriapora truncata briozoan false coral faux corail intotheblue.it

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myriapora_truncata

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Questo articolo è stato scritto il / This article was written on 04/09/2018