Stichodactyla gigantea (Forsskål, 1775)

Madhu, K and Madhu, Rema (2017) Stichodactyla gigantea (Forsskål, 1775). In: Prioritized Species for Mariculture in India. ICAR - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 381-384. ISBN 978-93-82263-14-2

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    Deeply-folded oral disc (more pronounced with size), covered with short, stubby and slightly tapering tentacles (average 8-10 mm) that move constantly, making it look like its vibrating. The oral disc lies at the surface of sand and the presence of many tentacles gives it a carpet-like appearance, thus the name carpet anemone. Tentacles are extremely sticky but do not cause stinging sensation.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Mariculture
    Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
    Marine Ecosystems
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Depositing User: Mr. Prashanth P K
    Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2021 06:00
    Last Modified: 15 Mar 2021 06:00

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