Alcyoniina

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: 19

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

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Felipe

scientific name

Alcyoniina
status

 

Suborder Alcyoniina  

Octocorals with arborescent, lobed or capitate form and fleshy stalk without consolidated axis or medullar region; gastric cavities of at least some of the polyps extending deep into the stalk and sometimes to the base of colony. In the Atlantic, this group is limited to a few shallow water species, with the majority Alcyoniina   taxa inhabiting deeper (> 200 m) areas.