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AuthorSteven Weinberg
TitleMediterranean Octocorallia: description of Clavularia carpediem n. sp. and synonymy of Clavularia crassa and C. ochracea on etho-ecological grounds
JournalBijdragen tot de Dierkunde
AbstractA new stoloniferan octocoral from the Mediterranean (Morocco) is described under the name Clavularia carpediem and critically compared with C. marioni Von Koch, 1891 and C. arctica (Sars, 1861). A thorough redescription of the latter species is given.
The recent discovery that the common rock-dwelling colonies belonging to a species hitherto referred to as C. ochracea Von Koch, 1878 incubate their eggs on the outside of the polyps, a rather unusual fact among Octocorallia, leads to the synonymy of this species with C. crassa (Milne Edwards, 1848), so far considered a rare species living exclusively as an epibiont on the Mediterranean sea-grass Posidonia oceanica.
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