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Three species of intertidal sea anemones (Anthozoa: Actiniidae) from the Tropical Pacific : Description of anthopleura buddemeieri, n. sp., with remarks on anthopleura asiatica and gyractis sesere

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Title: Three species of intertidal sea anemones (Anthozoa: Actiniidae) from the Tropical Pacific : Description of anthopleura buddemeieri, n. sp., with remarks on anthopleura asiatica and gyractis sesere
Authors: Fautin, Daphne Gail
LC Subject Headings: Sea anemones--Habitat--Papua New Guinea.
Sea anemones--Habitat--Fiji.
Natural history--Periodicals.
Science--Periodicals.
Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals.
Issue Date: Jul 2005
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Fautin DG. 2005. Three species of intertidal sea anemones (Anthozoa: Actiniidae) from the Tropical Pacific : Description of anthopleura buddemeieri, n. sp., with remarks on anthopleura asiatica and gyractis sesere. Pac Sci 59(3): 379-391.
Series/Report no.: vol. 59, no. 3
Abstract: A new species of sea anemone, Anthopleura buddemeieri Fautin, is described from Fiji and Papua New Guinea. Occurring high in the intertidal zone, a typical individual has a column rich brown in color and marked with longitudinal rows of red spots. Occurring in the same habitat, at least in Papua New Guinea, is a sea anemone known in the tropical Indo-Pacific from Aden to Hawai'i, the valid name of which is Gyractis sesere. Some records of Anthopleura asiatica may refer to A. buddemeieri but some clearly do not; because the name appears to have been applied to more than one species, the original description lacks critical information, and no type material exists, the name Anthopleura asiatica is considered a nomen dubium.
Pages/Duration: 14 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24184
ISSN: 0030-8870
DOI: 10.1353/psc.2005.0035
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 59, Number 3, 2005



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