A generic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the Primnoidae (Cnidaria: Octocorallia)

  title={A generic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the Primnoidae (Cnidaria: Octocorallia)},
  author={S. Cairns and F. M. Bayer},
  • S. Cairns, F. M. Bayer
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • Cairns, Stephen D., and Frederick M. Bayer. A Generic Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Primnoidae (Cnidaria: Octocorallia). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, number 629, iv + 79 pages, 19 fi gures, 4 tables, 2009.—Primnoidae consists of 36 genera, 7 subgenera, and 233 valid species, making it the fourth largest octocorallian family. Species occur in all ocean basins, especially the Antarctic, at depths of 8–5850 m, making primnoids the deepest-living gorgonacean octocorals… CONTINUE READING
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