Astrogorgia sinensis ( Verrill, 1865a )

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: 760-761

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930701862708

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Astrogorgia sinensis ( Verrill, 1865a )
status

 

Astrogorgia sinensis ( Verrill, 1865a)  

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Muricea sinensis Verrill 1865a:187   , pl. 5, fig. 5

Astrogorgia sinensis Kükenthal, 1924:235  

Muricella sinensis Zou & Scott, 1982:146–147   , pl. 2A, 11 A–H

Description

Deep red colony with short, lobulose branches growing in one plane. Branches are usually at or near 90 ° to the mother branch. Polyp cells verruciform, large, crowded irregularly, surface granulose with crowded sclerites of, 0.5 mm. Coenenchyme deep red, exterior hard and coriaceous, thick, and the surface of which is covered by a thick layer of small, long sclerites of 1 mm. Tentacles armoured by red sclerites of, 0.l mm. Dark brown axis soft and flexible near branch tips.

Type locality

Hong Kong.

Distribution

Hong Kong, Japan.

Remarks

One specimen (30 mm in length) was collected from Steep Island Cave.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Anthozoa

Order

Alcyonacea

Family

Plexauridae

Genus

Astrogorgia

Loc

Astrogorgia sinensis ( Verrill, 1865a )

Lam, Katherine & Morton, Brian 2008
2008
Loc

Muricella sinensis

Zou & Scott 1982: 146 - 147
1982
Loc

Astrogorgia sinensis Kükenthal, 1924:235

Kukenthal 1924: 235
1924
Loc

Muricea sinensis

Verrill 1865: 187
1865