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|Title: ||Studies on western Atlantic Octocorallia (Gorgonacea: Ellisellidae). Part 7: The genera Riisea Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860 and Nicella Gray, 1870|
|Authors: ||Cairns, Stephen D.|
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Publisher: ||Biological Society of Washington|
|Citation: ||PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON 120(1):1–38|
|Abstract: ||The eleven western Atlantic species belonging to the two
ellisellid genera Riisea and Nicella are described and illustrated. Six new
species of Nicella are described, and another distinguished as new but not
described. A dichotomous key and a table of comparisons is provided for
the eleven western Atlantic species of Nicella. An annotated list of the 19
species of this genus is given. Detailed morphology of the double head
sclerites and the type of body wall sclerite were used to distinguish species.
Specimens of these genera were common at shelf and upper slope depths
throughout the tropical western Atlantic, the deepest record being at 819 m.
Specimens from 140 stations were examined as well as the types of all
previously described species of western Atlantic Nicella.|
|Appears in Collections:||Department of Invertebrate Zoology|
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