Echinogorgia japonica Aurivillius, 1931

Lam, Katherine & Morton, Brian, 2008, Soft corals, sea fans, gorgonians (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea) and black and wire corals (Ceriantipatharia: Antipatharia) from submarine caves in Hong Kong with a checklist of local species and a description of a new species of Paraminabea, Journal of Natural History 42 (9 - 12), pp. 749-780: 763-764

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930701862708

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scientific name

Echinogorgia japonica Aurivillius, 1931
status

 

Echinogorgia japonica Aurivillius, 1931  

Echinogorgia japonica Aurivillius, 1931: 185–188   , pl. IV, 2a, b

Description

Light brown colony spreading in one plane with swollen tipped branches arising at approximately right angles from it. Thick coenenchyme covered by polyps that are slightly verruciform. Calyx covers the retracted anthocodium. Verruca covered by spicules of true Echinogorgia   type, that is, exterior portion foliaceous comprising several leaves with dentate margins and a basal portion for attachment. These sclerites are of 0.5 mm x 0.5 mm. Axis yellow.

Type locality

Hirudo Sound, Japan.

Distribution

Japan, Hong Kong.

Remarks

Two specimens were collected from Steep Island Cave. Sizes were 80 mm × 78 mm and 45 mm × 30 mm. This species is a new record for Hong Kong.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Anthozoa

Order

Alcyonacea

Family

Plexauridae

Genus

Echinogorgia

Loc

Echinogorgia japonica Aurivillius, 1931

Lam, Katherine & Morton, Brian 2008
2008
Loc

Echinogorgia japonica

Aurivillius M 1931: 188
1931