Acanthopathes Opresko, 2004

Lima, Manuela M., Cordeiro, Ralf T. S. & Perez, Carlos D., 2019, Black Corals (Anthozoa: Antipatharia) from the Southwestern Atlantic, Zootaxa 4692 (1), pp. 1-67: 14

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4692.1.1

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Acanthopathes Opresko, 2004
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Genus Acanthopathes Opresko, 2004  

Type-species. Antipathes humilis Pourtalès, 1867   (by original designation).

Diagnosis. “Corallum flabellate or tending to be planar; branchlets short, straight or curved distally; arranged uniserially or bilaterally; polypar spines acute, smooth or slightly tuberculate; circumpolypar spines distinctly larger than interpolypar spines; hypostomal spines very reduced or absent” ( Opresko, 2004).

Distribution. Indian Ocean, western Atlantic, IndoPacific and Hawaii ( Opresko, 2004).