The South Atlantic Bight
Octocoral Morphology

Gorgonacean Bauplan

List of Species

published version (DeVictor & Morton, Zootaxa 2599)
see this for keys

Occurrence Table

Notes on the Species
Carijoa riisei
Scleranthelia rugosa
Telesto fruticulosa
Telesto nelleae
Telesto sanguinea
Bellonella rubistella
Pseudodrifa nigra
Nidalia occidentalis
Iciligorgia schrammi
Diodogorgia nodulifera
Titanideum frauenfeldii
Muricea pendula
Thesea nivea
Bebryce cinerea
Bebryce parastellata
Scleracis guadalupensis
Leptogorgia hebes
Leptogorgia punicea
Leptogorgia cardinalis
Leptogorgia virgulata
Leptogorgia setacea
Leptogorgia euryale
Viminella barbadensis
Renilla reniformis
Sclerobelemnon theseus
Stylatula elegans
Virgularia presbytes

References Cited

Suggested Reading/Viewing



This guide is dedicated to the late Dr. Frederick “Ted” Bayer and the wealth of knowledge he contributed to the scientific community over a lifetime of taxonomic research. We thank Stephen Cairns (NMNH) for NMNH material loans and donations, archived SEM images, laboratory space, and advice and review of this work. Phil Alderslade (CSIRO) provided helpful advice, reviews and assistance with illustrations. Dale Calder (Royal Ontario Museum), Rachael King (South Australian Museum), and David Knott (SCDNR) provided helpful reviews. Tim Coffer (NMNH) assisted with specimen selection. Tyjuana Nickens and Chad Walter (NMNH) provided Smithsonian catalog data. Odalisca Breedy (Universidad de Costa Rica) provided verification and identification of troublesome specimens. Nadia Meyers and Joe Cowan (SCDNR) provided assistance with collecting and cataloguing specimens. Phil Weinbach (SCDNR) designed the map.

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