Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 1296 specimens in 93 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 484 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 282.5
  Temperature range (°C): 12.735 - 28.954
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.046 - 26.844
  Salinity (PPS): 33.939 - 40.264
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.316 - 4.999
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.054 - 1.847
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.380 - 35.088

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1 - 282.5

Temperature range (°C): 12.735 - 28.954

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.046 - 26.844

Salinity (PPS): 33.939 - 40.264

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.316 - 4.999

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.054 - 1.847

Silicate (umol/l): 0.380 - 35.088
 
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Evolution and Systematics

Functional Adaptations

Functional adaptation

Strategies prevent biofouling: soft coral
 

Soft corals prevent biofouling by releasing metabolites and encouraging populations of certain bacteria.

   
  "It has been demonstrated in previous studies that the soft corals Dendronephthya sp. can control macrofouling on its surface by the production of secondary metabolites (Kawamata et al., 1994; Wilsanand et al., 1999). Water-soluble, low-molecular-weight substances from the soft coral Dendronephthya sp. inhibited the settlement of larvae of B. [Balanus] amphitrite (Kawamata et al., 1994) and the compound was identical to trigonelline, which belongs to the betaine group. Our previous study showed that the different organic extracts of the soft coral Dendronephthya sp. inhibited the growth and attachment of bacteria from natural biofilm on rocks and that the species composition of the bacteria on the surface of the coral was different from that on inanimate surface (Harder et al., 2003). Three out of eleven bacterial strains isolated from the surface of the Dendronephthya sp. suppressed the growth of indigenous bacteria from natural biofilm. All bacterial isolates associated with the surface of the soft coral were insensitive to coral extracts. These findings suggest that this soft coral may directly inhibit larval settlement by releasing antifouling compounds or indirectly inhibit larval settlement by regulating the growth of some bacteria on the coral surface, which in turn affects larval attachment." (Dobretsov and Qian 2004:45)
  Learn more about this functional adaptation.
  • Dobretsov S; Qian P-Y. 204. The role of epibotic bacteria from the surface of the soft coral Dendronephthya sp. in the inhibition of larval settlement. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 299(1): 35-50.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:91
Specimens with Sequences:65
Specimens with Barcodes:37
Species:18
Species With Barcodes:18
Public Records:31
Public Species:17
Public BINs:2
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Genomic DNA is available from 1 specimen
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Wikipedia

Dendronephthya

Dendronephthya sp.

Dendronephthya is a genus of soft corals in the family Nephtheidae.[2] There are over 250 described species in this genus.

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Spongodes". Marinespecies.org. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  2. ^ "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Dendronephthya Kuekenthal, 1905". Marinespecies.org. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
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