Corallizoanthus Reimer, in Reimer, Nonaka, Sinniger & Iwase, 2008

Low, Martyn E. Y., Sinniger, Frederic & Reimer, James Davis, 2016, The order Zoantharia Rafinesque, 1815 (Cnidaria, Anthozoa: Hexacorallia): supraspecific classification and nomenclature, ZooKeys 641, pp. 1-80: 15

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scientific name

Corallizoanthus Reimer, in Reimer, Nonaka, Sinniger & Iwase, 2008
status

 

Corallizoanthus Reimer, in Reimer, Nonaka, Sinniger & Iwase, 2008 

Corallizoanthus  Reimer, in Reimer, Nonaka, Sinniger & Iwase, 2008: 940.

Type species.

Corallizoanthus tsukaharai  Reimer, in Reimer, Nonaka, Sinniger & Iwase, 2008, by monotypy.

Gender.

Masculine.

Diagnosis.

Characterised by its association with living precious corals ( Alcyonacea  : Coralliidae  ), and unlike the gorgonian-associated genus Savalia  , does not secrete its own scleroproteinous axis. Additionally, polyps are primarily but not always unitary (solitary; non-colonial) (see Reimer et al. 2008a: 940). Encrustations to center of mesoglea, sphincter muscle is cyclically transitional ( Swain and Swain 2014, Swain et al. 2015).

Remarks.

A monospecific genus thus far only reported from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.