New species of the genus Sinularia (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea) from Singapore, with notes on the occurrence of other species of the genus

Y. Benayahu, L. P. van Ofwegen

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Abstract

A new species of the genus Sinularia, S. choui, featuring leptoclados-type clubs, is described and depicted from Singapore coral reefs. S. acuta Manuputty & Ofwegen, 2007, featuring similar clubs, is discussed. Three other species of this genus with such clubs are listed: S. maxima Verseveldt, 1971; S. molesta Tixier-Durivault, 1970 and S. verseveldti Ofwegen, 1996. S. polydactyla (Ehrenberg, 1834) is also listed. All these species are new zoogeographical records for Singapore. The total Sinularia citation fauna of Singapore currently comprises of 18 species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-125
Number of pages9
JournalRaffles Bulletin of Zoology
Volume59
Issue number2
StatePublished - 31 Aug 2011

Keywords

  • Alcyonacea
  • Coral reefs
  • New records
  • New species
  • Octocorallia
  • Singapore
  • Sinularia

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