Xeniidae

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Xeniidae
Heteroxenia fuscescens pulsating xenid 2.JPG
Heteroxenia fuscescens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Alcyonacea
Suborder: Alcyoniina
Family: Xeniidae
Ehrenberg, 1828

Xeniidae is a family of soft coral in the order Alcyonacea.

Predators[edit]

Predatory sea slugs of the genus Phyllodesmium are reported to feed on Xeniidae species. Representatives of this family have been observed to provide shelter to juvenile fish.[1]

List of genera[edit]

The family contains the following genera:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bos, Arthur R (2016). "Soft corals provide microhabitat for camouflaged juveniles of the Blackspotted wrasse Macropharyngodon meleagris (Labridae)". Marine Biodiversity. 46 (1): 299–301. doi:10.1007/s12526-015-0332-x.
  2. ^ Leen van Ofwegen (2011). "Xeniidae". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 3, 2015. Retrieved November 13, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

  • Data related to Xeniidae at Wikispecies