WoRMS taxon details

Litophyton Forskål, 1775

204523  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:204523)

accepted
Genus
Species Litophyton acuticonicum (Verseveldt, 1974)
Species Litophyton amentaceum (Studer, 1894)
Species Litophyton arboreum Forskål, 1775
Species Litophyton bayeri (Verseveldt, 1966)
Species Litophyton berdfordi (Shann, 1912)
Species Litophyton brassicum (Kükenthal, 1903)
Species Litophyton bumastum (Verseveldt, 1973)
Species Litophyton capnelliformis (Thomson & Dean, 1931)
Species Litophyton carnosum (Kükenthal)
Species Litophyton cervispiculosum (Thomson & Dean, 1931)
Species Litophyton chabrolii (Andouin, 1828)
Species Litophyton columnaris (Studer, 1895)
Species Litophyton compactum (Verseveldt, 1966)
Species Litophyton concinnum (Kükenthal, 1905)
Species Litophyton corallinum (Kükenthal, 1910)
Species Litophyton crassum (Kükenthal, 1903)
Species Litophyton cupressiformis (Kükenthal, 1903)
Species Litophyton curvum van Ofwegen, 2016
Species Litophyton debilis (Kükenthal, 1895)
Species Litophyton digitatum (Wright & Studer, 1889)
Species Litophyton elongatum (Kükenthal, 1895)
Species Litophyton erectum (Kükenthal, 1903)
Species Litophyton erinaceum Kükenthal
Species Litophyton filamentosum (Verseveldt, 1973)
Species Litophyton formosanum Kükenthal, 1903
Species Litophyton fulvum Forskål, 1775
Species Litophyton globulosum (May, 1899)
Species Litophyton gracillimum (Thomson & Dean, 1931)
Species Litophyton graeffei (Kükenthal, 1896)
Species Litophyton griseum (Kükenthal, 1895)
Species Litophyton juniperum (Thomson & Dean, 1931)
Species Litophyton laevis (Kükenthal, 1913)
Species Litophyton lanternarium (Verseveldt, 1973)
Species Litophyton legiopolypum (Verseveldt & Alderslade, 1982)
Species Litophyton lighti Roxas, 1933
Species Litophyton maldivensis (Hickson, 1905)
Species Litophyton mollis (Macfadyan, 1936)
Species Litophyton nigrum (Kükenthal, 1895)
Species Litophyton orientale Roxas, 1933
Species Litophyton pacificum (Kükenthal, 1903)
Species Litophyton pyramidalis (Kükenthal, 1895)
Species Litophyton ramosum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Species Litophyton rigidum Light
Species Litophyton rubrum (Kükenthal, 1910)
Species Litophyton savignyi (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Litophyton setoensis (Utinomi, 1954)
Species Litophyton sibogae (Thomson & Dean, 1931)
Species Litophyton simulatum (Verseveldt, 1970)
Species Litophyton sphaerophorum (Kükenthal, 1903)
Species Litophyton striatum (Kükenthal, 1903)
Species Litophyton tenuis (Kükenthal, 1896)
Species Litophyton thujarium (Kükenthal, 1903)
Species Litophyton tongaensis (Kükenthal, 1903)
Species Litophyton viridis (May, 1898)

Species Litophyton acutifolium Kükenthal, 1913 accepted as Litophyton viridis (May, 1898) (synonym)
Species Litophyton albida (Holm, 1894) accepted as Litophyton savignyi (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Litophyton arvispiculosa (Thomson & Dean, 1931) accepted as Litophyton cervispiculosum (Thomson & Dean, 1931)
Species Litophyton cervispiculosa (Thomson & Dean, 1931) accepted as Litophyton cervispiculosum (Thomson & Dean, 1931)
Species Litophyton crosslandi Thomson & Mcqueen, 1908 accepted as Litophyton viridis (May, 1898) (synonym)
Species Litophyton liltvedi Verseveldt & Williams, 1988 accepted as Gersemia liltvedi (Verseveldt & Williams, 1988)
Species Litophyton sanderi (May, 1899) accepted as Litophyton viridis (May, 1898)
Species Litophyton stuhlmanni (May, 1898) accepted as Litophyton viridis (May, 1898)
marine
Not documented
Cordeiro, R.; van Ofwegen, L.; Williams, G. (2018). World List of Octocorallia. Litophyton Forskål, 1775. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=204523 on 2018-11-16
Date
action
by
1998-11-13 11:41:50Z
created
2010-09-15 12:49:54Z
changed
2013-10-18 12:39:18Z
changed
2016-04-22 09:18:44Z
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taxonomy source Van Ofwegen, L. (2016). The genus Litophyton Forskål, 1775 (Octocorallia, Alcyonacea, Nephtheidae) in the Red Sea and the western Indian Ocean. <em>ZooKeys.</em> 567: 1-128., available online at https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.567.7212 [details]   

basis of record Williams, G.C. (1992). Biogeography of the octocorallian coelenterate fauna of southern Africa. <em>Biol. J. Linn. Soc.</em> 46: 351-401. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
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Diagnosis Nephtheids with bushy and arborescent colonies. Polyps clustered at the end of the terminal branches, forming catkins. Polyps non-retractile, without or with supporting bundle, sometimes completely unarmed. Sclerites of surface layer of branches, stem and stalk are spindles and unilateral spinose spindles, the colony stalk also contains capstans and derivatives of capstans. Interior of the stalk has sparsely tuberculated spindles. Colonies zooxantellate [details]

Spelling Because of the synonymy of Nephthea with Litophyton, for many species a spelling emendation needed to be made to comply with ICZN Art. 31.2 in relation to gender agreement between generic and species names. [details]
 



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Japanese ヤナギトサカチヂミトサカ [from synonym]  [details]
Litophyton arboreum Broccoli coral1 DMS
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Litophyton arboreum Broccoli coral1 DMS
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Litophyton arboreum Broccoli coral3 DMS
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