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Monograph
Published: 2020-04-16

The genus Litophyton Forskål, 1775 (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea: Nephtheidae) from Australia

Vrijheidslaan 54, 2321 DL Leiden, The Netherlands.
Cnidaria Anthozoa Nephthea revision new species

Abstract

The Litophyton species of Australia are described. Of the 33 species dealt with three were previously described and 30 are considered new. For convenience the species described are divided into five distinct morphological groups. The new species are compared with previously described species from neighbouring Indonesia. L. pyramidalis (Kükenthal, 1895) is synonymized with L. elongatum (Kükenthal, 1895).

 

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How to Cite

VAN OFWEGEN, L. P. (2020). The genus <em>Litophyton</em> Forskål, 1775 (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea: Nephtheidae) from Australia. Zootaxa, 4764(1), 1–131. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4764.1.1