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Title: A new species of antipatharian coral (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia: Schizopathidae) from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica

Abstract

There is a new species of black coral, Aphanipathes colombiana (Cnidaria:Antipatharia) from the Caribbean coast of Colombia is described. Furthermore, the species forms small flabellate colonies with anisomorphic polypar spines. It is morphologically similar to the western Atlantic species A. thyoides (Pourtales) but its hypostomal polypar spines are not reduced in size. The new species also resembles the Indo-Pacific species A. reticulata van Pesch but it has smooth-surfaced polypar spines, whereas in A. reticulata these spines have small tubercles on their surface

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Univ. of Costa Rica, San Jose (Costa Rica)
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:
1015741
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 123; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0006-324X
Publisher:
Biological Society of Washington
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Opresko, D. M., and Breedy, Odalisca. A new species of antipatharian coral (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia: Schizopathidae) from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.2988/10-06.1.
Opresko, D. M., & Breedy, Odalisca. A new species of antipatharian coral (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia: Schizopathidae) from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. United States. doi:10.2988/10-06.1.
Opresko, D. M., and Breedy, Odalisca. Wed . "A new species of antipatharian coral (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia: Schizopathidae) from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica". United States. doi:10.2988/10-06.1.
@article{osti_1015741,
title = {A new species of antipatharian coral (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia: Schizopathidae) from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica},
author = {Opresko, D. M. and Breedy, Odalisca},
abstractNote = {There is a new species of black coral, Aphanipathes colombiana (Cnidaria:Antipatharia) from the Caribbean coast of Colombia is described. Furthermore, the species forms small flabellate colonies with anisomorphic polypar spines. It is morphologically similar to the western Atlantic species A. thyoides (Pourtales) but its hypostomal polypar spines are not reduced in size. The new species also resembles the Indo-Pacific species A. reticulata van Pesch but it has smooth-surfaced polypar spines, whereas in A. reticulata these spines have small tubercles on their surface},
doi = {10.2988/10-06.1},
journal = {Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington},
issn = {0006-324X},
number = 3,
volume = 123,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {9}
}