WoRMS taxon details

Gorgonia Linnaeus, 1758

267453  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:267453)

accepted
Genus
Species Gorgonia capensis Hickson, 1900
Species Gorgonia clathrus Pallas, 1766
Species Gorgonia coarctata (Valenciennes, 1855)
Species Gorgonia cribrum Valenciennes, 1846
Species Gorgonia elegans Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864
Species Gorgonia flabellum Linnaeus, 1758
Species Gorgonia flavescens Kükenthal, 1924
Species Gorgonia gracilis Verrill, 1868
Species Gorgonia mariae Bayer, 1961
Species Gorgonia occatoria (Valenciennes, 1855)
Species Gorgonia palma Pallas, 1766
Species Gorgonia reticulum Pallas, 1766
Species Gorgonia ventalina Linnaeus, 1758
Species Gorgonia venusta Dana, 1846

Species Gorgonia petezichans Pallas, 1766 (nomen dubium)

Species Gorgonia ramulus Valenciennes, 1865 (nomen nudum)
Species Gorgonia subtilis Valenciennes, 1855 (nomen nudum)
Species Gorgonia venosa Valenciennes, 1855 (nomen nudum)

Subgenus Gorgonia (Eugorgia) Verrill, 1868 accepted as Eugorgia Verrill, 1868 (changed combination)
Subgenus Gorgonia (Litigorgia) Verrill, 1868 accepted as Litigorgia Verrill, 1868 (changed combination)
Subgenus Gorgonia (Pterogorgia) Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Gorgonia Linnaeus, 1758 (changed combination)
  » Species Gorgonia (Pterogorgia) gracilis Verrill, 1868 accepted as Gorgonia gracilis Verrill, 1868 (basionym, changed combination)
Species Gorgonia abies Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Cupressopathes abies (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Gorgonia abietina Ellis & Solander, 1786 accepted as Leptogorgia sanguinolenta (Pallas, 1766) accepted as Filigorgia sanguinolenta (Pallas, 1766)
Species Gorgonia acerosa Pallas, 1766 accepted as Antillogorgia acerosa (Pallas, 1766) (basionym, original combination)
Species Gorgonia adamsii (Verrill, 1868) accepted as Pacifigorgia adamsii (Verrill, 1868) (synonym)
Species Gorgonia agassizii (Verrill, 1868) accepted as Pacifigorgia agassizii (Verrill, 1864) (synonym)
Species Gorgonia albicans Kölliker, 1865 accepted as Eunicella albicans (Kölliker, 1865)
Species Gorgonia americana Gmelin, 1791 accepted as Antillogorgia americana (Gmelin, 1791)
Species Gorgonia anceps Pallas, 1766 accepted as Pterogorgia anceps (Pallas, 1766) (basionym, original combination)
Species Gorgonia antipathes Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Eunicella cavolini (Koch, 1887)
Species Gorgonia arenata (Valenciennes, 1846) accepted as Pacifigorgia arenata (Valenciennes, 1846) (synonym)
Species Gorgonia bertolonii Lamouroux, 1816 accepted as Eunicella singularis (Esper, 1791)
Species Gorgonia blancoana Barreiro, 1917 accepted as Eunicella cavolini (Koch, 1887)
Species Gorgonia calyculata Ellis & Solander, 1786 accepted as Eunicea calyculata (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (basionym, new combination)
Species Gorgonia ceratophyta Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Ctenocella ceratophyta Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Ellisella ceratophyta (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Gorgonia citrina Esper, 1792 accepted as Pterogorgia citrina (Esper, 1792)
Species Gorgonia coralloides Pallas, 1766 accepted as Sympodium coralloides (Pallas, 1766) accepted as Alcyonium coralloides (Pallas, 1766) (synonym)
Species Gorgonia crassa Ellis & Solander, 1786 accepted as Pseudoplexaura crassa (Ellis & Solander, 1786) accepted as Pseudoplexaura flagellosa (Houttuyn, 1772)
Species Gorgonia crevauxi Stiasny, 1951 accepted as Pacifigorgia elegans (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857)
Species Gorgonia crinita Valenciennes, 1855 accepted as Eunicella crinita Stiasny, 1938
Species Gorgonia darwinii (Hickson, 1928) accepted as Pacifigorgia darwinii (Hickson, 1928) (synonym)
Species Gorgonia dichotoma Esper, 1788 accepted as Plexaurella dichotoma (Esper, 1791)
Species Gorgonia dilatata Esper, 1806 accepted as Phyllogorgia dilatata (Esper, 1806)
Species Gorgonia douglasii Hickson, 1928 accepted as Pacifigorgia douglasii (Hickson, 1928) (synonym)
Species Gorgonia edwardsii Rochebrune, 1882 accepted as Eunicella papillifera (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857)
Species Gorgonia elongata Pallas, 1766 accepted as Ellisella elongata (Pallas, 1766) (basionym, new combination)
Species Gorgonia engelmanni (Horn, 1861) accepted as Pacifigorgia engelmanni (Horn, 1861) (synonym)
Species Gorgonia exilis Verrill, 1870 accepted as Pacifigorgia exilis (Verrill, 1870) (synonym)
Species Gorgonia eximia (Verrill, 1868) accepted as Pacifigorgia eximia (Verrill, 1868)
Species Gorgonia exserta Ellis & Solander, 1786 accepted as Swiftia exserta (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
Species Gorgonia flagellosa Houttuyn, 1772 accepted as Pseudoplexaura flagellosa (Houttuyn, 1772)
Species Gorgonia flammea Ellis & Solander, 1786 accepted as Leptogorgia palma (Pallas, 1766)
Species Gorgonia flavida Lamarck, 1815 accepted as Muriceopsis flavida (Lamarck, 1815)
Species Gorgonia florida Rathke, 1806 accepted as Duva florida (Rathke, 1806) (synonym)
Species Gorgonia fucosa Valenciennes, 1846 accepted as Psammogorgia fucosa (Valenciennes, 1846) (changed combination)
Species Gorgonia furcata Studer, 1878 accepted as Eunicella gazella Studer, 1901 (Junior homonym of Gorgonia furcata Lamarck, 1816)
Species Gorgonia fuscopunctata Koch, 1886 accepted as Leptogorgia fuscopunctata (Koch, 1886)
Species Gorgonia gracilis Kükenthal, 1924 accepted as Pacifigorgia gracilis (Kükenthal, 1924)
Species Gorgonia graminea Lamarck, 1815 accepted as Eunicella singularis (Esper, 1791)
Species Gorgonia hartti Verrill, 1912 accepted as Pacifigorgia elegans (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857)
Species Gorgonia homomalla Esper, 1794 accepted as Plexaura homomalla (Esper, 1794) (basionym, new combination)
Species Gorgonia humosa Esper, 1794 accepted as Plexaura homomalla (Esper, 1794) (synonymy)
Species Gorgonia laxispica Lamarck, 1815 accepted as Eunicea laxispica (Lamarck, 1815)
Species Gorgonia lepadifera Linnaeus, 1767 accepted as Primnoa resedaeformis (Gunnerus, 1763) (Synonym)
Species Gorgonia lima Lamarck, 1815 accepted as Muricea muricata (Pallas, 1766)
Species Gorgonia madrepora Dana, 1846 accepted as Eunicea mammosa Lamouroux, 1816
Species Gorgonia media (Verrill, 1864) accepted as Pacifigorgia media (Verrill, 1864)
Species Gorgonia miniata Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1857 accepted as Leptogorgia miniata (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857)
Species Gorgonia muricata Pallas, 1766 accepted as Muricea muricata (Pallas, 1766)
Species Gorgonia ornata Pfeffer, 1887 accepted as Leptogorgia sanguinolenta (Pallas, 1766) accepted as Filigorgia sanguinolenta (Pallas, 1766)
Species Gorgonia palma Esper, 1791 accepted as Leptogorgia palma (Pallas, 1766)
Species Gorgonia papilifera Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 accepted as Eunicella papillifera (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857)
Species Gorgonia papilosa Esper, 1797 accepted as Eunicella microthela (Lamouroux, 1816)
Species Gorgonia placomus Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Paramuricea placomus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Gorgonia porosa Houttuyn, 1772 accepted as Pseudoplexaura porosa (Houttuyn, 1772)
Species Gorgonia punicea Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1857 accepted as Leptogorgia punicea (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857)
Species Gorgonia quercifolia Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Phyllogorgia quercifolia (Ehrenberg, 1834) (changed combination)
Species Gorgonia radula Moebius, 1861 accepted as Leptogorgia sanguinolenta (Pallas, 1766) accepted as Filigorgia sanguinolenta (Pallas, 1766)
Species Gorgonia ramulus Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1857 accepted as Leptogorgia ramulus (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857)
Species Gorgonia reseda Pallas, 1766 accepted as Primnoa resedaeformis (Gunnerus, 1763) (Synonym)
Species Gorgonia reticulata Ellis & Solander, 1786 accepted as Annella reticulata (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
Species Gorgonia rhizomorpha Lamouroux, 1816 accepted as Leptogorgia sarmentosa (Esper, 1789)
Species Gorgonia richardii Lamouroux, 1816 accepted as Lignella richardii (Lamouroux, 1816)
Species Gorgonia rosea Lamarck, 1815 accepted as Leptogorgia viminalis (Pallas, 1766)
Species Gorgonia rutila (Verrill, 1868) accepted as Pacifigorgia rutila (Verrill, 1868) (synonym)
Species Gorgonia sanguinolenta Pallas, 1766 accepted as Leptogorgia sanguinolenta (Pallas, 1766) accepted as Filigorgia sanguinolenta (Pallas, 1766)
Species Gorgonia sarmentosa Esper, 1789 accepted as Leptogorgia sarmentosa (Esper, 1789)
Species Gorgonia sasappo Pallas, 1766 accepted as Ellisella ceratophyta (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Gorgonia savaglia Bertoloni, 1819 accepted as Savalia savaglia (Bertoloni, 1819) (basionym, changed combination)
Species Gorgonia setacea Pallas, 1766 accepted as Leptogorgia setacea (Pallas, 1766)
Species Gorgonia setosa Esper, 1791 accepted as Antillogorgia acerosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Gorgonia spiralis Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Cirrhipathes spiralis (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Gorgonia stenobrochis Valenciennes, 1846 accepted as Pacifigorgia stenobrochis (Valenciennes, 1846)
Species Gorgonia stricta Bertoloni, 1810 accepted as Eunicella singularis (Esper, 1791)
Species Gorgonia suberosa Pallas, 1766 accepted as Subergorgia suberosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Gorgonia suberosa Ellis & Solander, 1786 accepted as Titanideum frauenfeldii (Kölliker, 1865) (Junior homonym of Gorgonia suberosa Pallas, 1766)
Species Gorgonia subtilis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 accepted as Eunicella singularis (Esper, 1791)
Species Gorgonia succinea Pallas, 1766 accepted as Eunicea succinea (Pallas, 1766)
Species Gorgonia sulphurea Donovan, 1825 accepted as Muriceopsis sulphurea (Donovan, 1825)
Species Gorgonia tabogae (Hickson, 1928) accepted as Pacifigorgia tabogae (Hickson, 1928) (synonym)
Species Gorgonia trichostemma Dana, 1846 accepted as Telesto trichostemma (Dana, 1846) (synonym)
Species Gorgonia tuberculata Esper, 1792 accepted as Muriceopsis tuberculata (Esper, 1792)
Species Gorgonia varians Koch, 1886 accepted as Leptogorgia varians (Koch, 1886)
Species Gorgonia vatricosa Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1857 accepted as Muriceopsis tuberculata (Esper, 1792)
Species Gorgonia verrucosa Pallas, 1766 accepted as Eunicella verrucosa (Pallas, 1766)
Species Gorgonia verticillata Pallas, 1766 accepted as Callogorgia verticillata (Pallas, 1766)
Species Gorgonia villarii Barreiro, 1917 accepted as Eunicella singularis (Esper, 1791)
Species Gorgonia viminalis Pallas, 1766 accepted as Leptogorgia viminalis (Pallas, 1766)
Species Gorgonia violacea Pallas, 1766 accepted as Leptogorgia violacea (Pallas, 1766)
Species Gorgonia virgulata Lamarck, 1815 accepted as Leptogorgia virgulata (Lamarck, 1815)

Species Gorgonia furcata Lamarck, 1816 (uncertain)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
feminine
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Cordeiro, R.; McFadden, C.; van Ofwegen, L.; Williams, G. (2020). World List of Octocorallia. Gorgonia Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=267453 on 2020-10-30
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2008-01-14 11:18:07Z
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original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Rhizalcyon Bayer, 1995) Bayer, F. M. (1995). A new genus of alcyonacean coral (Anthozoa: Octocorallia) from Caribbean waters. <em>Bulletin of marine science.</em> 56(2): 620-624. [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   
 
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English sea fans  [details]
German SeefächerFächerkorallen  [details]
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