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A new species of Solenopodium (Stolonifera: Octocorallia) from the Red Sea

Broch, Hjalmar; Horridge, George Adrian

Description

Solenopodium violaceum was found creeping on upright alga stems in shallow water at Ghardaqa, Red Sea. The polyps are bright green; the stolon is purplish‐brown. The responses to stimuli and the co‐ordination of the polyp retraction are described. The anthocodia are devoid of spicules, which distinguishes the new material from S. contortum Kükenthal. The verrucae are not laterally compressed and many of the spicules are purplish violet, which distinguish it from S. excavatum Nutting. Branched...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1957-04
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/165020
Source: Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.1957.tb00263.x

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