Anthozoa | Zoanthidea
GÃ¶thel, H. 1992. (Ref. 358)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 358)
Climate / Range
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Parazoanthus axinellae adriaticus, Parazoanthus axinellae liguricus, Parazoanthus axinellae muelleri, and Parazoanthus axinellae brevitentacularis are all endemic to the Mediterranean.
Opened out, the animal, always associated in colonies, measurement up to 4 cm. Individuals: 34 tentacles laid out in double crown. Color: Yellow sharp with orange (Ref. 358).
On abrupt walls; inside underwater excavations and on sponges of the Axinella kind (from where its name) and on various tunicates. Small funds until the greatest depths (Ref. 358). Known from infra- and circalittoral as well as bathyal zones (Ref. 85338). Members of the class Anthozoa are either gonochoric or hermaphroditic. Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)