HusbandryCurtress & Pequenat, 1960
Vers special thanks for the photo of Savalia lucifica to Keoki Stener from Hawaii.
Depth range according to EOL: 75 to 85 meters, Keoki Stender from Hawaii, has taken his photo in a depth of 35 meters.
Savalia lucifica lives Eeifaunal on the golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, at scuba depths. Colonization leads to death of host gorgonian.
Tentacles glow when disturbed.
Distribution: Savalia lucifica was found from British Columbia to Southern California.
Synonym: Parazoanthus lucificum (Cutress & Pequenat, 1960)
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Zoantharia (Order) > Macrocnemina (Suborder) > Parazoanthidae (Family) > Savalia (Genus) > Savalia lucifica (Species)