Soft corals (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea) from Southern Taiwan. I. Sarcophyton nanwanensis sp. nov. (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea)

Yehuda Benayahu*, Shimrit Perkol-Finkel

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A new species of Sarcophyton from southern Taiwan and Okinawa, Japan is described: S. nanwanensis. It has unique sclerites, almost oval without a distinct head, on the surface of the polyparium and stalk. A species with sclerites similar to those of S. nanwanensis is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-547
Number of pages11
JournalZoological Studies
Volume43
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2004

Keywords

  • Coral reefs
  • New species
  • Octocorallia
  • Taiwan
  • Taxonomy

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