Alcyoniidae

Alcyonium palmatum, copyright Alfiero Brisotto.

Belongs within: Octocorallia.

The Alcyoniidae are fleshy or membranous soft corals in which the polyps are not arranged in clusters.

<==Alcyoniidae
    |--Anthomastus grandiflorusMG-H11, BP14
    |--EleutherobiaMG-H11
    |--InflatocalyxMG-H11
    |--Atractosella cataractaca Bengtson 1981NS93
    `--Alcyonium Linnaeus 1758L58
         |--A. acaulePP64
         |--A. arboreum Linnaeus 1758L58
         |--A. clavellinum Risso 1826R26
         |--A. digitatum Linnaeus 1758L58
         |--A. domunculaD01
         |--A. figusR26 [=Polyclinum (Aplidium) ficusG20]
         |--A. gracillimumC-SC03
         |--A. imperati Risso 1826R26
         |--A. legitimumH94
         |--A. lobatumG20
         |--A. miniaceum Risso 1826R26
         |--A. palmatumPP64
         |--A. papillosumR26
         |--A. ruberrimumR26
         |--A. setaceum Risso 1826R26
         |--A. simplexH94
         |--A. spongioides Risso 1826R26
         `--A. variabilis Risso 1826R26

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[BP14] Bryce, M., & A. Poliseno. 2014. Two new records of octocorals (Anthozoa, Octocorallia) from north-west Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 29 (2): 159–168.

[C-SC03] Cavalier-Smith, T., & E. E.-Y. Chao. 2003. Phylogeny of Choanozoa, Apusozoa, and other Protozoa and early eukaryote megaevolution. Journal of Molecular Evolution 56: 540–563.

[D01] Draparnaud, C. 1801. Sur l’Alcyonium domuncula. Bulletin des Sciences, par la Societé Philomathique de Paris 2 (46): 169–170.

[G20] Goldfuss, G. A. 1820. Handbuch der Naturgeschichte vol. 3. Handbuch der Zoologie pt 1. Johann Leonhard Schrag: Nürnberg.

[H94] Humes, A. G. 1994. Two species of Paramolgus (Copepoda: Poecilostomatoida: Lichomolgidae) associated with the scleractinian Pavona in New Caledonia with a key to the females of Paramolgus. Beaufortia 44 (1): 1–9.

[L58] Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae.

[MG-H11] McEnnulty, F. R., K. L. Gowlett-Holmes, A. Williams, F. Althaus, J. Fromont, G. C. B. Poore, T. D. O’Hara, L. Marsh, P. Kott, S. Slack-Smith, P. Alderslade & M. V. Kitahara. 2011. The deepwater megabenthic invertebrates on the western continental margin of Australia (100–1100 m depths): composition, distribution and novelty. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 80: 1–191.

[NS93] Nudds, J. R., & J. J. Sepkoski Jr. 1993. Coelenterata. In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 101–124. Chapman & Hall: London.

[P64] Peres, J. M., & J. Picard. 1964. Nouveau manuel de bionomie benthique de la mer Mediterranee. Recueil des Travaux de la Station Marine d’Endoume, Bulletin 31 (27): 5–137.

[R26] Risso, A. 1826. Histoire naturelle des principales productions de l’Europe méridionale et particulièrement de celles des environs de Nice et des Alpes maritimes vol. 5. F.-G. Levrault: Paris.

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