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Benayahu, Y. (2002). Soft corals (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea) of the southern Ryukyu Archipelago: The families Tubiporidae, Clavulariidae, Alcyoniidae and Briareidae. Journal of the Japanese Coral Reef Society. 2002(4): 11-32.
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10.3755/jcrs.2002.11 [view]
Benayahu, Y.
2002
Soft corals (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea) of the southern Ryukyu Archipelago: The families Tubiporidae, Clavulariidae, Alcyoniidae and Briareidae
Journal of the Japanese Coral Reef Society
2002(4): 11-32
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Species composition of soft corals from the Yaeyama and Miyako island groups, of Sakishima Is., located at the southern part of the Ryukyu Archipelago were studied during 1992 and 1993. SCUBA collections were carried out at 18 sites around the islands down to 30m. The collection, comprising approximately 200 specimens, yielded 45 species. The survey established two new species: Sinularia higai and S. tanakai, and in addition revealed 14 new zoogeographical records. Among the latter are Protodendron and Rhytisma species, which are the first records of these genera in the Ryukyu Archipelago. The obtained results along with a previous survey on Sesoko Is. show the genus Sinularia have the highest species diversity on the reefs, comprising 33-45% of total species number. Synthesizing the existing data for the south Ryukyu Archipelago yielded a total of 56 soft coral species (11 genera) of the families Clavulariidae, Tubiporidae, Alcyoniidae and Briareidae. Since the survey was conducted prior to the recent mass coral bleaching event (1998) in the region, it is of prime importance to monitor changes in soft coral species diversity and abundance there. Such data will indicate possible shifts in benthic community structure on the reefs and the rate of recovery.
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Briareum excavata (Nutting, 1911) accepted as Briareum stechei (K√ľkenthal, 1908) (additional source)
Briareum violaceum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833) (additional source)
Cladiella australis (Macfadyen, 1936) (additional source)
Cladiella pachyclados (Klunzinger, 1877) (additional source)
Clavularia inflata Schenk, 1896 (additional source)
Clavularia viridis Quoy & Gaimard, 1833 (additional source)
Eleutherobia grayi (Thomson & Dean, 1931) accepted as Parasphaerasclera grayi (Thomson & Dean, 1931) (additional source)
Klyxum simplex (Thomson & Dean, 1931) (additional source)
Klyxum utinomii (Verseveldt, 1971) (additional source)
Lobophytum batarum Moser, 1919 (additional source)
Lobophytum crassum von Marenzeller, 1886 (additional source)
Lobophytum depressum Tixier-Durivault, 1966 (additional source)
Lobophytum durum Tixier-Durivault, 1956 (additional source)
Lobophytum patulum Tixier-Durivault, 1956 (additional source)
Lobophytum pauciflorum (Ehrenberg, 1834) (additional source)
Lobophytum planum Tixier-Durivault, 1970 (additional source)
Lobophytum variatum Tixier-Durivault, 1957 (additional source)
Lobophytum venustum Tixier-Durivault, 1957 (additional source)
Protodendron repens (Thomson & Henderson, 1906) (additional source)
Rhytisma fulvum (Forsk√•l, 1775) (additional source)
Sarcophyton crassocaule Moser, 1919 (additional source)
Sarcophyton ehrenbergi von Marenzeller, 1886 (additional source)
Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833) (additional source)
Sarcophyton infundibuliforme Tixier-Durivault, 1958 (additional source)
Sarcophyton roseum Pratt, 1903 (additional source)
Sarcophyton tenuispiculatum Thomson & Dean, 1931 (additional source)
Sarcophyton trocheliophorum von Marenzeller, 1886 (additional source)
Sinularia brassica May, 1898 (additional source)
Sinularia ceramensis Verseveldt, 1977 accepted as Sclerophytum ceramense (Verseveldt, 1977) (additional source)
Sinularia compressa Tixier-Durivault, 1945 accepted as Sclerophytum polydactylum (Ehrenberg, 1834) (additional source)
Sinularia erecta Tixier-Durivault, 1945 accepted as Sclerophytum erectum (Tixier-Durivault, 1945) (additional source)
Sinularia flexibilis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833) accepted as Sclerophytum flexibile (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833) (additional source)
Sinularia gibberosa Tixier-Durivault, 1970 accepted as Sclerophytum gibberosum (Tixier-Durivault, 1970) (additional source)
Sinularia gravis Tixier-Durivault, 1970 accepted as Sclerophytum gravis (Tixier-Durivault, 1970) (additional source)
Sinularia heterospiculata Verseveldt, 1970 accepted as Sclerophytum heterospiculatum (Verseveldt, 1970) (additional source)
Sinularia higai Benayahu, 2002 accepted as Sclerophytum higai (Benayahu, 2002) (original description)
Sinularia humesi Verseveldt, 1968 accepted as Sclerophytum humesi (Verseveldt, 1968) (additional source)
Sinularia leptoclados (Ehrenberg, 1834) accepted as Sclerophytum leptoclados (Ehrenberg, 1834) (additional source)
Sinularia lochmodes Kolonko, 1926 accepted as Sclerophytum lochmodes (Kolonko, 1926) (additional source)
Sinularia mollis Kolonko, 1926 accepted as Sclerophytum molle (Kolonko, 1926) (additional source)
Sinularia numerosa Tixier-Durivault, 1970 accepted as Sclerophytum numerosum (Tixier-Durivault, 1970) (additional source)
Sinularia ovispiculata Tixier-Durivault, 1970 accepted as Sclerophytum ovispiculatum (Tixier-Durivault, 1970) (additional source)
Sinularia parva Tixier-Durivault, 1970 accepted as Sclerophytum parvum (Tixier-Durivault, 1970) (additional source)
Sinularia polydactyla (Ehrenberg, 1834) accepted as Sclerophytum polydactylum (Ehrenberg, 1834) (additional source)
Sinularia querciformis (Pratt, 1903) accepted as Sclerophytum querciforme Pratt, 1903 (additional source)
Sinularia schleyeri Benayahu, 1993 accepted as Sclerophytum schleyeri (Benayahu, 1993) (additional source)
Sinularia tanakai Benayahu, 2002 accepted as Sclerophytum tanakai (Benayahu, 2002) (original description)
Sinularia variabilis Tixier-Durivault, 1945 accepted as Sclerophytum variabile (Tixier-Durivault, 1945) (additional source)
Sinularia vrijmoethi Verseveldt, 1971 accepted as Sclerophytum vrijmoethi (Verseveldt, 1971) (additional source)
Sinularia yamazatoi Benayahu, 1995 accepted as Sclerophytum yamazatoi (Benayahu, 1995) (additional source)
Tubipora musica Linnaeus, 1758 (additional source)
Nontype ZMTAU 28710, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Tubipora musica Linnaeus, 1758
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28432, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Briareum excavata (Nutting, 1911)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28445, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Lobophytum crassum von Marenzeller, 1886
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28447, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton ehrenbergi von Marenzeller, 1886
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28448, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28449, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton ehrenbergi von Marenzeller, 1886
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28450, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton trocheliophorum von Marenzeller, 1886
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28451, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28452, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28453, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28454, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton ehrenbergi von Marenzeller, 1886
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28455, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28456, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton trocheliophorum von Marenzeller, 1886
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28457, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton ehrenbergi von Marenzeller, 1886
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28458, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton trocheliophorum von Marenzeller, 1886
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28459, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28460, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton ehrenbergi von Marenzeller, 1886
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28461, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton ehrenbergi von Marenzeller, 1886
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28462, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28463, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia gravis Tixier-Durivault, 1970
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28464, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia numerosa Tixier-Durivault, 1970
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28465, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia humesi Verseveldt, 1968
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28466, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia gravis Tixier-Durivault, 1970
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28467, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia humesi Verseveldt, 1968
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28468, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia parva Tixier-Durivault, 1970
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28469, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia numerosa Tixier-Durivault, 1970
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28470, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia humesi Verseveldt, 1968
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28471, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia mollis Kolonko, 1926
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28472, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia vrijmoethi Verseveldt, 1971
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28473, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia gravis Tixier-Durivault, 1970
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28474, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia numerosa Tixier-Durivault, 1970
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28475, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia numerosa Tixier-Durivault, 1970
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28476, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia gravis Tixier-Durivault, 1970
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28477, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia vrijmoethi Verseveldt, 1971
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28478, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia brassica May, 1898
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28479, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia gravis Tixier-Durivault, 1970
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28480, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton tenuispiculatum Thomson & Dean, 1931
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28481, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28482, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28483, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28484, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28485, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28486, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28487, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28488, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28489, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28491, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28492, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton trocheliophorum von Marenzeller, 1886
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28493, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton trocheliophorum von Marenzeller, 1886
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28494, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton trocheliophorum von Marenzeller, 1886
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28496, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28497, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28498, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28499, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28505, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia leptoclados (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28506, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia lochmodes Kolonko, 1926
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28507, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia vrijmoethi Verseveldt, 1971
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28510, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia vrijmoethi Verseveldt, 1971
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28511, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia mollis Kolonko, 1926
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28512, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia querciformis (Pratt, 1903)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28513, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia heterospiculata Verseveldt, 1970
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28514, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia humesi Verseveldt, 1968
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28515, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia leptoclados (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28516, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia vrijmoethi Verseveldt, 1971
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28517, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia erecta Tixier-Durivault, 1945
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28518, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia vrijmoethi Verseveldt, 1971
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28519, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia leptoclados (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28520, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia humesi Verseveldt, 1968
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28521, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia ovispiculata Tixier-Durivault, 1970
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28522, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia polydactyla (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28523, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia variabilis Tixier-Durivault, 1945
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28524, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia mollis Kolonko, 1926
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28525, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia leptoclados (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28526, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia humesi Verseveldt, 1968
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28527, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia polydactyla (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28528, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia polydactyla (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28529, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia vrijmoethi Verseveldt, 1971
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28530, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia leptoclados (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28531, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia humesi Verseveldt, 1968
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28622, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia erecta Tixier-Durivault, 1945
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28623, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia heterospiculata Verseveldt, 1970
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28624, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia polydactyla (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28625, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia polydactyla (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28626, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia leptoclados (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28627, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia gibberosa Tixier-Durivault, 1970
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28628, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia flexibilis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28629, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia gravis Tixier-Durivault, 1970
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28630, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia leptoclados (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28631, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia ceramensis Verseveldt, 1977
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28632, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia polydactyla (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28633, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia erecta Tixier-Durivault, 1945
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28634, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia lochmodes Kolonko, 1926
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28635, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia mollis Kolonko, 1926
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28636, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia mollis Kolonko, 1926
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28637, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia polydactyla (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28638, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sinularia heterospiculata Verseveldt, 1970
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28639, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28640, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Sarcophyton glaucum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28641, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Lobophytum venustum Tixier-Durivault, 1957
Nontype ZMTAU Co 28642, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone, identified as Lobophytum venustum Tixier-Durivault, 1957