Virgulariidae, Verrill, 1868

Devictor, Susan T. & Morton, Steve L., 2010, Identification guide to the shallow water (0 - 200 m) octocorals of the South Atlantic Bight 2599, Zootaxa 2599 (1), pp. 1-62: 24

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.2599.1.1

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A887A7-FFD9-7D58-2A81-FC5160A0FBD5

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Felipe

scientific name

Virgulariidae
status

 

Key to species of Virgulariidae   in the South Atlantic Bight

1. Colony stout and rigid, with leaves arranged in overlapping pairs along axis. Sclerites generally absent .................... .................................................................................................................................. Virgularia presbytes Bayer, 1955  

- Colony slender and flexible, leaves arranged in offset pairs distinctly separated along the axis. Sclerites in form of large needles, forming fan-like structures beneath leaves .................................. Stylatula elegans ( Danielssen, 1860)