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Precious Corals (Coralliidae) from North-Western Atlantic Seamounts
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
  • A. Simpson
  • Les Watling, University of Maine - Main
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-1-2011
Abstract/ Summary

Two new species belonging to the precious coral genus Corallium were collected during a series of exploratory cruises to the New England and Corner Rise Seamounts in 2003-2005. One red species, Corallium bathyrubrum sp. nov., and one white species, C. bayeri sp. nov., are described. Corallium bathyrubrum is the first red Corallium to be reported from the western Atlantic. An additional species, C. niobe Bayer, 1964 originally described from the Straits of Florida, was also collected and its description augmented.

Citation/Publisher Attribution
Simpson A, Watling L. Precious Corals (Coralliidae) from North-Western Atlantic Seamounts. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 2011;91(2): 369-382. Available on publisher's site at http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S002531541000086X
Publisher Statement
Copyright 2011 Cambridge University Press.
DOI
10.1017/S002531541000086X
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Citation Information
A. Simpson and Les Watling. "Precious Corals (Coralliidae) from North-Western Atlantic Seamounts" Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom Vol. 91 Iss. 2 (2011) p. 369 - 382
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/les_watling/6/