A new isidid octocoral (Anthozoa: Gorgonacea) from New Caledonia, with descriptions of other new species from elsewhere in the Pacific Ocean

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1990
Authors:F. M. Bayer
Journal:Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
Keywords:Acanella, Biogeography (Population Studies), Isidella trichotoma, Keratoisidinae, Keratoisis, Lepidisis, Morphology, Orstomisis, Physiology, Systematics and Taxonomy, Tenuisis

The status of the genera Isidella, Acanella, and Lepidisis in the subfamily Keratoisidinae is discussed and the new species Isidella trichotoma and Acanella dispar are described and illustrated. New records of Acanella sibogae Nutting are presented and description of the species amplified and supported by new illustrations of colony, polyps and sclerites. ORSTOMISIS crosnieri, a new genus and species of Keratoisidiniae, is described and illustrated. A new key to genera of Isidinae and Keratoisidinae is presented.

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