|Publication Type:||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication:||1981|
|Authors:||F. A. Pasternak|
|Editor:||A. P. Kuznetsov, Mironov A. N.|
|Book Title:||Benthos of the submarine mountains Marcus-Necker and adjacent Pacific regions|
|Publisher:||Moscow: Akademiya Nauk.|
|Keywords:||Chrysogorgiidae, macrospina, metallogorgia tennuis|
TRANSLATION: BORIS Boris_Shoshitaishvili@brown.edu Here’s the translation for the paragraph - I did my best and I put word with multiple meanings and/or words I’m not sure about in quotes. Enjoy: Their length exceeds the length of their spicules by a small amount in the base of their polyps, but their width remains in the same order. Directly under the "halo/aureola/circle" of "tentacles/feelers", the "armor" of the lengthwise positioned sclerites breaks up into 8 distinct "strands/cords", made up of the conserved lengthwise distributed spicules. In this section of "autozoids (I can’t find this word in any dictionary)", the sclerites take on a somewhat applanate (horizontally flattened) form. In each of these "strands/cords", these spicules lie in 5-6 rows in the proximal part and in 3-4 rows in the distal part. The farther "strands/cords" "cross/go over" onto the dorsal side of the "feelers/tentacles". But here remains only two rows of sclerites. The last ones become even more horizontally flattened, but their "skin/surface" is more granular and with more clearly expressed "conical/tapered" "papillae/eminences/buds/tubercules". The length of these spicules practically does not change in comparison to the spicules of the previous section, but their width is somewhat greater and reaches 0.035-0.04 mm.