Zoologische Mededelingen, 88 (December 2014)L.P. van Ofwegen; M.I.Y.T. Hermanlimianto: Siboga plexaurids (Coelenterata: Octocorallia) re-examined

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Abstract

The type material of shallow-water plexaurid octocorals of the Siboga expedition has been re-examined. Sclerites of all available types have been depicted using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). Echinogorgia parareticulata (Stiasny, 1942) is synonymized with Echinogorgia clausa (Nutting, 1910). No type specimens of Echinogorgia thomsonideani Stiasny, 1942, Villogorgia aurivilliusi Stiasny, 1942, and Villogorgia spatulata Nutting, 1910 were found.