Protracted oogenesis and annual reproductive periodicity in the deep-sea pennatulacean Halipteris finmarchica ( Anthozoa , Octocorallia )

@inproceedings{Baillon2014ProtractedOA,
  title={Protracted oogenesis and annual reproductive periodicity in the deep-sea pennatulacean Halipteris finmarchica ( Anthozoa , Octocorallia )},
  author={Sandrine Baillon and ois Hamel and A. Mercier},
  year={2014}
}
Halipteris finmarchica is one of the most common species of deep-sea pennatulacean corals in the Northwest Atlantic; it was recently determined to act as a biogenic substrate for other species and as a nursery for fish larvae. Its reproductive cycle was investigated in colonies sampled in 2006 and 2007 along the continental slope of Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada). Halipteris finmarchica exhibits large oocytes (maximum diameter of 1000 lm), which are consistent with lecithotrophic larval… CONTINUE READING