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Five new species of Sarcophyton (Coelenterata: Octocorallia) from the Fiji Islands

Feussner, Klaus D. and Waqa, Talemo (2013) Five new species of Sarcophyton (Coelenterata: Octocorallia) from the Fiji Islands. The South Pacific Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 31 . pp. 1-26. ISSN 1838-837X

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    Abstract

    This paper describes five new species of the soft coral genus Sarcophyton which were identified by their morphological characters (colony form and sclerite shape). The five species have been named: S. aalbersbergi sp. nov., S. aldersladei sp. nov., S. alexanderi sp. nov., S. skeltoni sp. nov and S. soapiae sp. nov. For the first time it is documented that there is a Sarcophyton species that does not have sclerites in the interior of the disc.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > Institute of Applied Science
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 15:08
    Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 15:12
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7103
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