A new gorgonian genus from deep-sea Antarctic waters (Octocorallia, Alcyonacea, Plexauridae)

@article{LpezGonzlez2005ANG,
  title={A new gorgonian genus from deep-sea Antarctic waters (Octocorallia, Alcyonacea, Plexauridae)},
  author={P. L{\'o}pez-Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={Helgoland Marine Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={60},
  pages={1-6}
}
Mesogligorgia scotiae gen. nov., sp. nov. is described and illustrated from a colony collected in the Scotia Sea, 2,201–2,213 m in depth, on the ANDEEP-I cruise. The new taxon is placed in the family Plexauridae because of: 1) the presence of a horny axis with a cross-chambered central core and numerous loculi, 2) retractile polyps in calyces with distinct spicular components, and 3) armed polyps with large sclerites with a poorly- developed collaret and eight well-developed points. The… Expand

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