WoRMS taxon details

Stylopathidae Opresko, 2006

266965  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:266965)

accepted
Family
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Opresko, D.M. (2006). Revision of the Antipatharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Part V. Establishment of a new family, Stylopathidae. <em>Zoologische mededeelingen, Leiden.</em> 80-4 (11), 10.xi.2006: 109-138, figs 1-14., available online at https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/6225/Opresko_2006_Part_5_Stylopathidae.pdf [details]   
Molodtsova, T.; Opresko, D. (2023). World List of Antipatharia. Stylopathidae Opresko, 2006. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=266965 on 2023-02-08
Date
action
by
2008-01-09 13:56:12Z
created
2009-08-12 11:48:18Z
changed
db_admin
2022-07-05 09:47:34Z
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original description Opresko, D.M. (2006). Revision of the Antipatharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Part V. Establishment of a new family, Stylopathidae. <em>Zoologische mededeelingen, Leiden.</em> 80-4 (11), 10.xi.2006: 109-138, figs 1-14., available online at https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/6225/Opresko_2006_Part_5_Stylopathidae.pdf [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]   
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis Corallum monopodial, branched irregularly, or flabellate. Pinnules or branchlets tending to occur, to varying degrees, in subopposite pairs and/or in verticils. Overlapping branchlets and pinnules sometimes adhering and/or anastomosing. Pinnules and branchlets sometimes forming reticulated, cylindrical worm-runs. Central canal of branchlets/pinnules usually very narrow. Spines smooth, conical, simple, with acute or rounded apex; height generally not much more than about twice the width at the base; subequal in size around the circumference of the axis or slightly longer on the polypar side; inclined distally or extending out at right angles; sometimes directed proximally. Spines on branches and stem, when present, usually appearing narrower and more terete than those on pinnules and branchlets, but often worn away on lower section of stem and on basal plate. Arrangement of spines in rows becoming more irregular on larger branches and stem. Polyps on smallest branchlets/pinnules appearing slightly elongated in axial direction; 0.5 to 1.5 mm in transverse diameter; arranged in a single, although not strictly regular, series and usually separated by a distinct interpolypar space. Tentacles (in preserved material), relatively short, cylindrical, with rounded apex; subequal in size, and generally not longer than the transverse diameter of the polyps. [details]