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Cairns, S.D. (2016). The marine fauna of New Zealand: Primnoid octocorals (Anthozoa, Alcyonacea) - Part 2. Primnoella, Callozostron, Metafannyella, Callogorgia, Fanellia and other genera. NIWA Biodiversity Memoir, 129. NIWA: Wellington. ISBN 978-0-473-36056-6. 129 pp.
Cairns, S.D.
The marine fauna of New Zealand: Primnoid octocorals (Anthozoa, Alcyonacea) - Part 2. Primnoella, Callozostron, Metafannyella, Callogorgia, Fanellia and other genera.
NIWA Biodiversity Memoir, 129
NIWA: Wellington. ISBN 978-0-473-36056-6. 129 pp.
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The Primnoidae Milne Edwards, 1857 of New Zealand are reviewed from new and existing collections within the NIWA Invertebrate Collection at Wellington (NIC), with specimens from 218 stations examined, constituting Part 2 of a multipart series on the primnoids of New Zealand. Prior to this work, as summarised in Part 1 (Cairns 2012), 26 primnoid species had been reported from the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Herein, 32 more species are treated, including 11 new species (Primnoella insularis sp. nov., Loboprimnoa exotica gen. et sp. nov., Metafannyella polita sp. nov., M. chathamensis sp. nov., Plumarella cordilla sp. nov., Callogorgia dichotoma sp. nov., C. tessellata sp. nov., Fanellia histoclados sp. nov., Narelloides traceyae sp. nov., Pachyprimnoa asakoae gen. et sp. nov., Perissogorgia rigida sp. nov.) and 14 new records for the New Zealand EEZ. Also reported but not described are seven species represented as juveniles, singletons, or poorly preserved specimens. Finally, at least four species remain to be described in the genera Thouarella Gray, 1870 and Tokoprymno Bayer, 1996. Thus, 62 species from 23 genera are known from the New Zealand region, constituting 21.8% of the known species diversity of the family and 52% of the generic diversity – a disproportionately high number of species from a region the size of the New Zealand EEZ. In addition, two new genera are described (Loboprimnoa gen. nov., Pachyprimnoa gen. nov.), and one new combination is suggested: Metafannyella ventilabrum (Studer, 1878) comb. nov. Tabular and dichotomous keys are provided for the New Zealand species of Primnoella Gray, 1858, Callozostron Wright, 1885, Metafannyella Cairns & Bayer, 2009, Callogorgia Gray, 1858 and Fanellia Gray, 1870.
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Callirrhabdos Philippi, 1894 accepted as Primnoella Gray, 1858 (additional source)
Callogorgia dichotoma Cairns, 2016 (original description)
Callogorgia tessellata Cairns, 2016 (original description)
Callogorgia ventilabrum (Studer, 1878) accepted as Metafannyella ventilabrum (Studer, 1878) (new combination reference)
Callozostron mirabilis Wright & Studer, 1889 accepted as Callozostron mirabile Wright, 1885 (source of synonymy)
Callozostron pinnatum Cairns, 2016 (original description)
Fanellia histoclados Cairns, 2016 accepted as Callogorgia histoclados (Cairns, 2016) (original description)
Loboprimnoa Cairns, 2016 (original description)
Loboprimnoa exotica Cairns, 2016 (original description)
Metafannyella chathamensis Cairns, 2016 (original description)
Metafannyella polita Cairns, 2016 (original description)
Metafannyella ventilabrum (Studer, 1878) (basis of record)
Mirostenella delicatula (Thomson & Rennet, 1931) accepted as Plumarella (Faxiella) delicatula Thomson & Rennet, 1931 (new combination reference)
Narelloides traceyae Cairns, 2016 (original description)
Pachyprimnoa Cairns, 2016 (original description)
Pachyprimnoa asakoae Cairns, 2016 (original description)
Paracalyptrophora hawaiiensis Cairns, 2009 (additional source)
Paracalyptrophora hawaiinensis Cairns, 2009 accepted as Paracalyptrophora hawaiiensis Cairns, 2009 (source of synonymy)
Perissogorgia rigida Cairns, 2016 (original description)
Plumarella cordilla Cairns, 2016 (original description)
Primnoa australasiae Gray, 1849 accepted as Primnoella australasiae (Gray, 1849) (basis of record)
Primnoella insularis Cairns, 2016 (original description)