Dafna Aharonovich

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The octocoral family Xeniidae constitutes a major faunistic component of Indo-Pacific coral reefs, particularly in the Red Sea. The sclerites of several common genera, among which Xenia, are composed of minute platelets, or corpuscle-like forms, with a surface that appears almost smooth at light microscope magnification. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)(More)
The family Xeniidae (Octocorallia) constitutes an abundant benthic component on many Indo-West Pacific coral reefs and is ecologically important in the Red Sea. The genus Ovabunda Alderslade, 2001 was recently established to accommodate previous Xenia species with sclerites comprised of a mass of minute corpuscle-shaped microscleres. The aim of the present(More)
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