Macrocnemina Haddon & Shackleton, 1891

Schejter, L., Genzano, G., Pérez, C. D., Acuña, F., Cordeiro, R. T. S., Silva, R. A., Garese, A. & Bremec, C. S., 2020, Checklist of Benthic Cnidaria in the SW Atlantic Ocean (54 ºS- 56 ºS), Zootaxa 4878 (2), pp. 201-239 : 216-217

publication ID 10.11646/zootaxa.4878.2.1

publication LSID


persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name

Macrocnemina Haddon & Shackleton, 1891


Suborder Macrocnemina Haddon & Shackleton, 1891 View in CoL

Material examined: BBB 2016: St. 18; St. 21; St. 40. PD BB 2017: St. 29; St. 43.

Remarks: All the colonies were associated with octocorals and polyps were linked by stolons or by a continuous coenenchyme. The column and sometimes the coenenchyme were encrusted with sand, which made histological and microanatomy analysis difficult.

Our preliminar analysis showed two morphotypes. The morphotype I (four lots BBB 2016: St. 40 (2), St. 18, St. 21) are colonies with columns and coenenchyme heavily encrusted, and the morphotype II (two lots PD BB 2017: St. 43 and St. 29) are colonies with less sand incrustations in the column. The morphotype I was found associated to Alcyonium sollasi and octocoral axes while the morphotype II was found on primnoid colonies ( Thouarella spp). Histological and molecular analyses are in progress to define their taxonomic status.

There is only one record of zoanthids in the Argentinian continental shelf. Schejter & Mantelatto (2011) cited Epizoanthus paguricola off Buenos Aires coast (85–131 m), but the records of the present study represent the first in Sub-antarctic waters .


Dutch Plant Protection Service, Culture Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria


Buffalo Bill Museum









GBIF Dataset (for parent article) Darwin Core Archive (for parent article) View in SIBiLS Plain XML RDF