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Free Content A New Genus of Alcyonacean Coral (Anthozoa: Octocorallia) from Caribbean Waters

Rhizalcyon rhodora, a new genus and species of octocoral from the southern Caribbean is described and illustrated. The capitate colonial form superficially resembles Nidalia rubripuncata Verseveldt and Bayer (family Nidaliidae) but on the basis of its sclerites and unarmed polyps the genus is assigned to the family Alcyoniidae.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 1995

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