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Title: Two new species of Chrysopathes (Cnidaria : Anthozoa : Antipatharia) from the western Atlantic

Abstract

Two new species of Chrysopathes are described, C. oligocrada from Yucatan and Brazil, and C. micracantha from the southeastern coast of the U.S. and Brazil. Chrysopathes oligocrada is characterized by lateral pinnules mostly 7 8 mm long (to 2 cm); 18 21 primary pinnules per cm; anterior-most primary pinnules with no more than one secondary pinnule (absent on some); some posterior primaries with a single secondary pinnule; lateral primary pinnules usually simple, rarely with a single subpinnule; tertiary pinnules absent; pinnular spines to 0.07 mm. This species is similar to C. formosa Opresko 2003 from the Pacific; the latter species differing in density of pinnulation (15 18 per cm) and size of the spines (to 0.16 mm). Chrysopathes micracantha is characterized by lateral pinnules mostly 5 6 mm long (to 2 cm); 24 33 primary pinnules per cm; anterior and posterior primary pinnules with as many as two subopposite secondary pinnules; lateral primary pinnules usually simple but with subpinnules on the thicker branches and stem; tertiary pinnules rarely present; pinnular spines to 0.1 mm. Chrysopathes micracantha is similar to C. speciosa Opresko 2003 from the Pacific, the latter species differing in a greater number of secondary pinnules per primary (threemore » or more) and in size of the spines (to 0.18 mm).« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. ORNL
  2. Arraial Dajuda Eco Parque
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Oak Ridge National Environmental Research Park
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014251
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Zootaxa
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1707; Journal Issue: 1175-532; Journal ID: ISSN 1175-5326
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; CNIDARIA; USA; MEXICO; BRAZIL; Cladopathidae; Chrysopathes oligocrada; Chrysopathes micracantha; Yucatan; Mexico; United States; Brazil

Citation Formats

Opresko, Dennis M, and Loiola, L. de Laia. Two new species of Chrysopathes (Cnidaria : Anthozoa : Antipatharia) from the western Atlantic. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Opresko, Dennis M, & Loiola, L. de Laia. Two new species of Chrysopathes (Cnidaria : Anthozoa : Antipatharia) from the western Atlantic. United States.
Opresko, Dennis M, and Loiola, L. de Laia. Fri . "Two new species of Chrysopathes (Cnidaria : Anthozoa : Antipatharia) from the western Atlantic". United States.
@article{osti_1014251,
title = {Two new species of Chrysopathes (Cnidaria : Anthozoa : Antipatharia) from the western Atlantic},
author = {Opresko, Dennis M and Loiola, L. de Laia},
abstractNote = {Two new species of Chrysopathes are described, C. oligocrada from Yucatan and Brazil, and C. micracantha from the southeastern coast of the U.S. and Brazil. Chrysopathes oligocrada is characterized by lateral pinnules mostly 7 8 mm long (to 2 cm); 18 21 primary pinnules per cm; anterior-most primary pinnules with no more than one secondary pinnule (absent on some); some posterior primaries with a single secondary pinnule; lateral primary pinnules usually simple, rarely with a single subpinnule; tertiary pinnules absent; pinnular spines to 0.07 mm. This species is similar to C. formosa Opresko 2003 from the Pacific; the latter species differing in density of pinnulation (15 18 per cm) and size of the spines (to 0.16 mm). Chrysopathes micracantha is characterized by lateral pinnules mostly 5 6 mm long (to 2 cm); 24 33 primary pinnules per cm; anterior and posterior primary pinnules with as many as two subopposite secondary pinnules; lateral primary pinnules usually simple but with subpinnules on the thicker branches and stem; tertiary pinnules rarely present; pinnular spines to 0.1 mm. Chrysopathes micracantha is similar to C. speciosa Opresko 2003 from the Pacific, the latter species differing in a greater number of secondary pinnules per primary (three or more) and in size of the spines (to 0.18 mm).},
doi = {},
journal = {Zootaxa},
issn = {1175-5326},
number = 1175-532,
volume = 1707,
place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {2}
}