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  • Mushroom, Rhodactis Fancy (Vietnam)

Mushroom, Rhodactis Fancy (Vietnam)

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The corallimorphs from the genus Rhodactis are relatively large mushrooms (some have an oral disc with a diameter of more than 30 cm (12 inches) or more) that inhabit a wide range of habitats. Most are found in the Indo-Pacific. Growing both horizontally and vertically, Rhodactis species may be found as solitary, deepwater specimens or in relatively large colonies in shallow water. Most are extremely tolerant of a wide range of lighting schemes, and they generally do quite well in the nutrient-rich backwaters and other areas with greater turbidity. These mushrooms are frequently called hairy mushrooms, and many do have a hairy appearance, although the so-called hairs are actually short, radially-arranged tentacles or pseudotentacles. Species from the genus Rhodactis commonly have a thinner oral disc than species from the genus Discosoma, although this is not always the case (e.g., R. inchoate, a.k.a. the purple Tonga mushroom). Many Rhodactis species are also more adept at feeding on zooplankton and meaty foods than those from the genus Discosoma, and they can be observed folding their disc margins around larger food items. Some of the larger species in the genus are even capable of capturing and consumi(more...),,,,,,