Zoanthus


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Zo`an´thus


n.1.(Zool.) A genus of Actinaria, including numerous species, found mostly in tropical seas. The zooids or polyps resemble small, elongated actinias united together at their bases by fleshy stolons, and thus forming extensive groups. The tentacles are small and bright colored.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It is produced in Palythoa and Zoanthus colonising soft corals.
Disturbance and monopolization of a spatial resource by Zoanthus sociatus (Coelenterata, Anthozoa).
Genomic diversity of vibrios associated with the Brazilian coral Mussismilia hispida and its sympatric zoanthids (Palythoa caribaeorum, Palythoa variabilis and Zoanthus solanderi).
Norzoanthamine is one of the zoanthamine classes of marine alkaloids isolated from a colonial zoanthid (cnidarians), Zoanthus sp.
Norzoanthamine, isolated from Zoanthus sp., a marine organism belonging to phylum Cnidaria, showed protective effects on both trabecular and cortical bone of the humerus in ovariectomised mice model.
They are usually associated with Zoanthus colonies, which display a green color due to their photosynthesizing microalgae (BARRADAS et al., 2010).
The winding channel contains a variety of sponges, false corals (Zoanthus sp.) and the pearl oyster Pinctada radiata.
Menon (1902, 1914, 1926) revealed that the genera Sphenopus and Protopalythoa (family Sphenopidae) produce zoanthella, and the genera Isaurus and Zoanthus (family Zoanthidae) produce zoanthina.
More interestingly such antifilarial effect has also been reported against human lymphatic filarial worm, Brugia malayi with crude extracts of green zoanthus (8) and with Xylocarpus granatum, Tinospora crispa and Andrographis paniculata (9).
Zoanthids in the genus Zoanthus also exhibit mixed strategies in that the growing colony breaks up into separate ramets, but the ramets frequently persist in large clonal aggregates (Karlson 1986).
Transport of symbiotic zooxanthellae in mesogleal canals of Zoanthus robustus?
annularis al oeste formando un pequeno parche arrecifal somero (0-2 m) con altas densidades de Agaricia, Porites y coberturas altas de los zoantidos coloniales Palythoa caribbaeoroum y Zoanthus sociatus.