Morphological and genetic diversity of Briareum (Anthozoa: Octocorallia) from the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan.

@article{Miyazaki2014MorphologicalAG,
  title={Morphological and genetic diversity of Briareum (Anthozoa: Octocorallia) from the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan.},
  author={Yu Miyazaki and James Davis Reimer},
  journal={Zoological science},
  year={2014},
  volume={31 10},
  pages={692-702}
}
The primary problem hindering the study of octocorals is the disordered situation regarding their taxonomy, chiefly caused by insufficient knowledge of valid morphological taxonomic characters. Briareum is an octocoral genus found in the Atlantic and Pacific in shallow tropical and subtropical waters, and occurs in both encrusting and branching colony forms… CONTINUE READING