Xenia elongata Dana, 1846

Madhu, K and Madhu, Rema (2017) Xenia elongata Dana, 1846. In: Prioritized Species for Mariculture in India. ICAR - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 389-392. ISBN 978-93-82263-14-2

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    Xenia elongata has unbranched stalks that are long, thick and smooth, from which the polyps arise. The stalks of this species can grow up to 3 inches in length. The stalk has a group of feathery polyps at the end, with each polyp situated on a 1 inch to 2 inch long stem. The polyps open and close in a pulsing motion, hence the common name of pulse corals. The corals growing in good lighted conditions are lighter coloured and stockier compared to ones growing in less lighted conditions.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Mariculture
    Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
    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 05:55
    Last Modified: 15 Mar 2021 05:55
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/15009

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