Soft Corals

© Jean Tresfon

Vito rantolovelo ra xindyangu

Soft corals

Vito ra xi science

Alcyonacea

Size

Ku fika eka 1 m.

Nhlamuselo

Swivumbeko swa hambana swinene kambe swotala swiva na marhavi lawa ya humaka swirhabyana leswihumesaka swinwana leswintsongo. Ti polyps tinga vonaka swinene ntsena loko swinga tondovangi. Mihlovo yakona ya hambana kusuka eka buraweni na rihlaza kuya eka orenji, xitshopani, wasi no tshuka.

Vuxokoxoko

Ndyangu wa yona wuwela eka yinwe kumbe yi endla xiphemu xa mindyangu lweyi landzelaka Gorgonians, sea pens nati sea whips. Yitlhela yiva na xikelenton xale ndzeni. Zooxanthellae yitirhisiwa tani hixilo lexi nyikaka matimba.

Ti tentacles ta 8 hi polyp tikota ku khoma swakudya. Yikota kuhumesa vuxungu lebyi chavisaka ti hard corals leti kunga tona tihetaka ndzhawu laha tingakona. Yikota kuva yiti andzisa hi yoxe.

Swakudya

Yidya swimilani leswintsongo leswi se swibolaka.

Kuhangalaka

Yikumeka eka tinxaka hinkwato ta malwandle emisaveni hinkwayo.

Common species

Lobed soft coral - Sinularia heterospiculata
Leather coral sp - Lobophytum sp
Thistle soft coral - Genus Dendronephthya