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The genus Litophyton Forskål, 1775 (Octocorallia, Alcyonacea, Nephtheidae) in the Red Sea and the western Indian Ocean.

van Ofwegen LP - Zookeys (2016)

Bottom Line: A neotype for both Litophyton arboreum, the type species of Litophyton, and Nephthea chabrolii, the type species of Nephthea, are designated.The new species Litophyton curvum sp. n. is described and depicted, and a key to all Litophyton species is provided.Of the 26 species previously described from the western Indian Ocean and Red Sea, 13 species are considered valid and 13 have been synonymized or placed in other genera.

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Affiliation: Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands.

ABSTRACT
The Litophyton species of the Red Sea and the western Indian Ocean are revised, which includes species previously belonging to the genus Nephthea, which is synonymized with Litophyton. A neotype for both Litophyton arboreum, the type species of Litophyton, and Nephthea chabrolii, the type species of Nephthea, are designated. The new species Litophyton curvum sp. n. is described and depicted, and a key to all Litophyton species is provided. Of the 26 species previously described from the western Indian Ocean and Red Sea, 13 species are considered valid and 13 have been synonymized or placed in other genera.

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Litophytonacuticonicum (Verseveldt, 1974), ZMTAU Co 26239. A–B sclerites of surface layer top of stalk C–D sclerites of surface layer base of stalk. Scale at A also applies to D.
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Figure 10: Litophytonacuticonicum (Verseveldt, 1974), ZMTAU Co 26239. A–B sclerites of surface layer top of stalk C–D sclerites of surface layer base of stalk. Scale at A also applies to D.

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The genus Litophyton Forskål, 1775 (Octocorallia, Alcyonacea, Nephtheidae) in the Red Sea and the western Indian Ocean.

van Ofwegen LP - Zookeys (2016)

Litophytonacuticonicum (Verseveldt, 1974), ZMTAU Co 26239. A–B sclerites of surface layer top of stalk C–D sclerites of surface layer base of stalk. Scale at A also applies to D.
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Figure 10: Litophytonacuticonicum (Verseveldt, 1974), ZMTAU Co 26239. A–B sclerites of surface layer top of stalk C–D sclerites of surface layer base of stalk. Scale at A also applies to D.
Mentions: Figures 1H, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Bottom Line: A neotype for both Litophyton arboreum, the type species of Litophyton, and Nephthea chabrolii, the type species of Nephthea, are designated.The new species Litophyton curvum sp. n. is described and depicted, and a key to all Litophyton species is provided.Of the 26 species previously described from the western Indian Ocean and Red Sea, 13 species are considered valid and 13 have been synonymized or placed in other genera.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands.

ABSTRACT
The Litophyton species of the Red Sea and the western Indian Ocean are revised, which includes species previously belonging to the genus Nephthea, which is synonymized with Litophyton. A neotype for both Litophyton arboreum, the type species of Litophyton, and Nephthea chabrolii, the type species of Nephthea, are designated. The new species Litophyton curvum sp. n. is described and depicted, and a key to all Litophyton species is provided. Of the 26 species previously described from the western Indian Ocean and Red Sea, 13 species are considered valid and 13 have been synonymized or placed in other genera.

No MeSH data available.


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