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-FD5365ECFCC0

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Felipe

scientific name

Virgulariidae
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Family Virgulariidae  

Octocorals with a distinct axis and autozooids arranged in leaves, giving the colonies a bilaterally symmetrical form. This family is represented by two species, Virgularia presbytes   and Stylatula elegans   , in the shallow SAB.