Descriptions of two azooxanthellate Palythoa species (Subclass Hexacorallia, Order Zoantharia) from the Ryukyu Archipelago, southern Japan

@inproceedings{Irei2015DescriptionsOT,
  title={Descriptions of two azooxanthellate Palythoa species (Subclass Hexacorallia, Order Zoantharia) from the Ryukyu Archipelago, southern Japan},
  author={Yuka Irei and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Sinniger and James Davis Reimer},
  booktitle={ZooKeys},
  year={2015}
}
Two new species of zoantharians (Hexacorallia, Zoantharia, Sphenopidae), Palythoamizigama sp. n. and Palythoaumbrosa sp. n., are described from the Ryukyu Archipelago, southern Japan. Unlike almost all other known Palythoa spp., both species are azooxanthellate and inhabit low-light environments such as floors or sides of caves, crevasses, or hollows of shallow coral reefs. The two species were initially considered to be the same species from their similar habitat environments and highly… CONTINUE READING
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