Radicipes Stearns, 1883

Perez, Carlos D., 2017, A revision of the genus Radicipes Stearns, 1883 (Anthozoa: Octocorallia: Chrysogorgiidae), Zootaxa 4319 (1), pp. 1-26: 3

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4319.1.1

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Radicipes Stearns, 1883
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Key to species of Radicipes Stearns, 1883 

1. Sclerites virtually absent or rare in polyp body wall.................................................... R. spiralis 

1a. Sclerites always present in polyp body wall................................................................. 2

2. Body wall sclerites predominantly long scales with irregular margins........................... R. aureus  ( Fig. 14View FIGURE 14 A,B)

2a. Body wall sclerites predominantly rods, flattened rods or scale-like rods with regular margins......................... 3

3. Body wall sclerites predominantly flattened to slightly rounded rods............................................. 4 3a. Body wall sclerites predominantly rounded rods, sometimes with one flattened tip.................................. 5 4. Fully developed polyps with body wall filled by sclerites longitudinally arranged in eight regular rows (adaxials less devel-