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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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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 02:08
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 03:12

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