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A New Gorgonacean Octocoral from Jamaica

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Abstract:

A new species of the gorgonacean Nicella is described from deep-reef habitats along the coast of Jamaica and elsewhere in the Caribbean and is named N. goreaui for its discoverer. It is compared with other known species of Nicella from the western Atlantic, and its spicular characters are illustrated by scanning electron micrographs as well as by drawings.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1973

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