Anthogorgia divaricata ( Verrill, 1865a:188 )

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: 758-760

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930701862708

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Anthogorgia divaricata ( Verrill, 1865a:188 )
status

 

Anthogorgia divaricata ( Verrill, 1865a:188)  

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Muricea   ? divaricata Verrill, 1865a:188   , pl. 5, fig. 6, 6a

Anthogorgia divaricata Verrill, 1868:413   ; Wright & Studer 1889:285

Description

Blue colony branching in one plane. Branches arise from main stem or mother branch at approximately right angles. Branchlets slender, elongate, divaricate, covered irregularly and densely with prominent polyps that spread abruptly at right angles to the branches. Thin coenenchyme filled with large, thickened sclerites of, 0.8 mm. Polyp sclerites are, 0.2 mm, elongate, fusiform and arranged en chevron. Axis light grey, soft and flexible.

Type locality

Hong Kong.

Distribution

Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia.

Remarks

One specimen (150 mm × 60 mm) was collected from Conic Island Cave.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Anthozoa

Order

Alcyonacea

Family

Acanthogorgiidae

Genus

Anthogorgia

Loc

Anthogorgia divaricata ( Verrill, 1865a:188 )

Lam, Katherine & Morton, Brian 2008
2008
Loc

Anthogorgia divaricata

Verrill 1868: 413
1868
Loc

divaricata

Verrill 1865: 188
1865