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AuthorSteven Weinberg
TitleRevision of the common Octocorallia of the Mediterranean circalittoral II. Alcyonacea
JournalBeaufortia
Volume25
Year1977
Issue326
Pages131-166
ISSN0067-4745
AbstractFive alcyonarian species ( Alcyonium palmatum, A. acaule, Parerythropodium coralloides, Maasella edwardsi, Paralcyonium spinulosum) from the Mediterranean circalittoral zone are described, all but one ( Alcyonium palmatum) occurring on rocky bottoms. Application of the priority rule of zoological nomenclature led to the renaming of one species, while in another case a different generic name is applied. A complete description of the five species is given including colony form, morphology of the living polyps, morphology and morphometry of the spicules. The latter were observed by means of light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The ecology of each species is briefly described.
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