Mesozoanthus Sinniger & Haeussermann , 2009,

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: 17

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.641.10346

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:903D6413-C802-4864-A662-D71C50740E2D

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/4F892C82-722F-002E-94BD-CBD7A311F06F

treatment provided by

ZooKeys by Pensoft

scientific name

Mesozoanthus Sinniger & Haeussermann , 2009
status

 

Mesozoanthus Sinniger & Haeussermann, 2009 

Mesozoanthus  Sinniger & Häussermann, 2009: 31, 32.

Type species.

Mesozoanthus fossii  Sinniger & Häussermann, 2009, by original designation and monotypy.

Gender.

Masculine.

Diagnosis.

"Macrocnemic with Parazoanthus  -like growth-form. Well-developed polyps with long and pointed tentacles; polyps form clusters linked by a basal coenenchyme. DNA sequences significantly differ from those in other genera..." and "In contrast to Parazoanthus  , members of Mesozoanthus  usually occur in small patches and are not known to colonise demosponges. No symbioses with Symbiodinium  zooxanthellae." ( Sinniger and Häussermann 2009: 32).

Remarks.

Only two species of this genus are known, from temperate waters along the west coast of the Americas.