Caementabunda

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Caementabunda simplex with partially retracted polyps.

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Alcyoniina 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Classis: Anthozoa
Subclassis: Alcyonaria
Ordo: Alcyonacea
Subordo: Alcyoniina

Familia: Xeniidae
Genus: Caementabunda
Species: C. simplex

Name[edit]

Caementabunda Benayahu, van Ofwegen & McFadden, 2018

ZooBank: 899AF711-D0A6-43F7-A3A6-75F481DF29A6
Type species: Cespitularia simplex Thomson & Dean, 1931 (type by original designation)
Etymology: from the Latin caementum (cement), and abunda (copious). Refering to the microstructure of the sclerites, which are composed of multitudes of microscleres, resembling aggregates of cement chips. Gender feminine.

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