Soft Corals
ii-Corals Eziphantsi

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Igama leentsapho eziqhelekileyo

ii-Corals eziphantsi

Igama lezesayensi

Alcyonacea

Ubukhulu

Ukufika ku-1 m.

Ukukhangeleka

Iimilo ziyahluka, kodwa ezininzi zinemigangatho eyenziwa yilebe ibe yimigangatho emancinci kunye ne-polyps. Iifolishi zePolyp ziyakubonakala xa zichukunyiswa. Uhlobo luyahlukahluka kumbala obomdaka kunye nohlaza okwesibhakabhaka, oluhlaza, obomvu nolomvu.

Inkcukacha jikelele

Umyalelo we-Alcyonacea ngowomnye wee-ezine ezine-oda ze-Octocorralia, ezibandakanya amaGorgoni, iifenishi zamanzi kunye nolwandle. Iba nesifuba sangaphakathi.

I-Zooxanthellae isetyenziswe njengomthombo wamandla. Izitambo ezisibhozo kwiipolisi zithatha ukutya okwangoku. Ukuvelisa into enetyhefu ukukhusela ii-corals ezinzima, ezikhuphisana nendawo yendawo. Ukuvelisa ngokuzalisa.

Ukutya

Ukutya kwi-plankton.

Ukufumaneka

Ivela kuwo onke amalwandle ashushu kunye neendawo ezitshisayo zehlabathi.

Iindidi eziqhelekileyo

Lobed coral soft - Sinularia heterospiculata
Isikhumba sesikhumba - Lobophytum sp
Inqabana yecoral soft - Genus Dendronephthya