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Distichopora violacea

Pallas, 1766

Purple coral

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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Distichopora violacea (Pallas, 1766)
Synonyms :
Classification : Hydrozoa [ Owen, 1843 ] ( Hydroids, Hydrozoans )
 
Name : Corail pourpre
Name : Purple coral
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
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Hydrozoaire de couleur violet-pourpre avec les extrémités blanches. Chaque ramification se divise en deux, puis en deux etc.

La coloration persiste après la mort, comme pour le l'hydrozoaire Stylaster.
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Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
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Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://www.shoal.net.au/~fcosta/divenauru2.html

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Bibliography   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Guide sous-marin de Tahiti
R. Bagnis & E. Christian
Les Editions du Pacifique, 1976-2000
Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 6/12/2002

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