Vol. 43 No. 3, 2004
Soft Corals (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea) from Southern Taiwan. I. Sarcophyton nanwanensis sp. nov. (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea)
Yehuda Benayahu* and Shimrit Perkol-Finkel
Department of Zoology, George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
Yehuda Benayahu and Shimrit Perkol-Finkel (2004) A new species of Sarcophyton from southern Taiwan and Okinawa, Japan is described: S. nanwanensis.
It has unique sclerites, almost oval without a distinct head, on the
surface of the polyparium and stalk. A species with sclerites similar
to those of S. nanwanensis is discussed.
Key words: Octocorallia, Taiwan, Coral reefs, New species, Taxonomy.
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