Encrusting Gorgonian Photo in 2017-09-12 by Marta & Mark Rubio - Bockstael

Encrusting Gorgonian Photo in 2017-09-12 by Marta & Mark Rubio - Bockstael

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  • Title: Encrusting gorgonian

  • Photographer: Marta & Mark Rubio - Bockstael

  • Taken on: 2017-09-12 12:52:00

  • Uploaded on: 2018-02-26 18:00:24

  • Views: 591

  • Camera: No camera associated

  • License: © All rights reserved

  • Marine Animal: Erythropodium caribaeorum, (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) 

  • Diving Site: Alice in Wonderland, Bonaire, Netherlands

  • Business: No business associated

  • Photo description: Erythropodium caribaeorum (commonly known as the encrusting gorgonian or encrusting polyps) is a species of sessile marine animal in the Erythropodium genus. This is the commonest of two encrusting species of gorgonians. It usually encrusts coral rock, but may also encrust other gorgonians, slowly killing them. Tentacles are long and fine, and when retracted the mat is smooth and leathery. The colour is usually pale and yellow-brown. E. caribaeorum is of interest from a drug discovery perspective because it produces eleutherobin, a diterpene glycoside with potential anticancer activity. Habitat: It inhabits coral reefs and rocky bottoms in the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Florida, growing at depths of 0.5 to 25 m.

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