New species of octocorals (Coelenterata: Anthozoa) from the penghu Archipelago, Taiwan

Yehuda Benayahu*, Leendert Pieter van Ofwegen

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Abstract

As an outcome of an octocoral survey conducted on reefs in the Penghu Archipelago, Taiwan, 3 new species of the genera Lobophytum and Sinularia (family Alcyoniidae) are described: L. hsiehi sp. nov., S. daii sp. nov., and S. soongi sp. nov. Lobophytum hsiehi sp. nov. belongs to the mixed clade of Sarcophyton and Lobophytum nominal species with intermediate morphologies and was compared to all other species of that clade. The new Sinularia species are assigned to their respective clades and compared to species with similar sclerites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-362
Number of pages13
JournalZoological Studies
Volume50
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2011

Keywords

  • Lobophytum
  • New species
  • Octocorallia
  • Sinularia
  • Taiwan

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