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Swiftia Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864

125314  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125314)

Allogorgia Verrill, 1928 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Platycaulos Wright & Studer, 1889 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym


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  1. Species Swiftia borealis (Kramp, 1930)
  2. Species Swiftia comauensis Breedy, Cairns & Haussermann, 2015
  3. Species Swiftia dubia (Thomson, 1929)
  4. Species Swiftia exserta (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
  5. Species Swiftia farallonesica Williams & Breedy, 2016
  6. Species Swiftia phaeton Sampaio, Beuck & Freiwald, 2022
  7. Species Swiftia pourtalesii Deichmann, 1936
  8. Species Swiftia pusilla (Nutting, 1909)
  9. Species Swiftia sahlingi Breedy et al., 2019
  10. Species Swiftia sibogae (Nutting, 1910)
  11. Species Swiftia studeri (Nutting, 1910)
  12. Species Swiftia torreyi (Nutting, 1909)
  13. Species Swiftia africana (Kükenthal, 1919) accepted as Filigorgia angolana (Grasshoff, 1992) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  14. Species Swiftia beringi (Nutting, 1912) accepted as Calcigorgia beringi (Nutting, 1912) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  15. Species Swiftia casta (Verrill, 1883) accepted as Stenogorgia casta Verrill, 1883 (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  16. Species Swiftia kofoidi (Nutting, 1909) accepted as Callistephanus kofoidi (Nutting, 1909) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  17. Species Swiftia koreni (Wright & Studer, 1889) accepted as Callistephanus koreni Wright & Studer, 1889 (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  18. Species Swiftia pacifica (Nutting, 1912) accepted as Callistephanus pacificus Nutting, 1912 (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  19. Species Swiftia pallida Madsen, 1970 accepted as Callistephanus pallida (Madsen, 1970) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  20. Species Swiftia rosea (Grieg, 1887) accepted as Callistephanus rosea (Grieg, 1887) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  21. Species Swiftia simplex (Nutting, 1909) accepted as Callistephanus simplex (Nutting, 1909) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  22. Species Swiftia spauldingi (Nutting, 1909) accepted as Callistephanus spauldingi (Nutting, 1909) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Duchassaing P, Michelotti J. (1864). Supplément au mémoire sur les coralliaires des Antilles. <em>Memorie della Reale Accademia della Scienze di Torino, Serie 2.</em> 23: 97-206, plates 1-11., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31197612
page(s): 13 [details]   
McFadden, C.S.; Cordeiro, R.; Williams, G.; van Ofwegen, L. (2024). World List of Octocorallia. Swiftia Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125314 on 2024-04-18
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
2010-09-16 09:11:12Z
2019-06-14 18:04:29Z

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original description Duchassaing P, Michelotti J. (1864). Supplément au mémoire sur les coralliaires des Antilles. <em>Memorie della Reale Accademia della Scienze di Torino, Serie 2.</em> 23: 97-206, plates 1-11., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31197612
page(s): 13 [details]   

original description  (of Platycaulos Wright & Studer, 1889) Wright, E.P.; Studer, T. (1889). Report on the Alcyonaria collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76. <em>Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–76. Zoology.</em> 31 (part 64), lxxii+ 314 pp., 43 pls. London., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2081946
page(s): 146 [details]   

original description  (of Allogorgia Verrill, 1928) Verrill, A.E. (1928). Hawaiian shallow water Anthozoa. <em>Bulletin of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum.</em> 49: 1-30, pls. 1-5., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/38875672 [details]   

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record van Ofwegen, L.; Grasshoff, M.; van der Land, J. (2001). Octocorallia (excl. Pennatulacea), <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 104-105 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D., L. Gershwin, F.J. Brook, P. Pugh, E.W. Dawson, O.V.; Ocaña, W. Vervoort, G. Williams, J.E. Watson, D.M. Opresko, P. Schuchert, P.M. Hine, D.P. Gordon, H.I. Campbell, A.J. Wright, J.A.Sánchez & D.G. Fautin. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 59-101., available online at https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Sánchez, J. A. (2007). A new genus of Atlantic octocorals (Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae): systematics of gorgoniids with asymmetric sclerites. <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 41(9-12): 493-509., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/00222930701237315
page(s): 506 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Williams, G. C. (2005). New Taxa of Octocorals (Anthozoa: Octocorallia) from the Northeastern Pacific Ocean. <em>Proceedings-California Academy of Sciences.</em> 56(1/17), 53-65.
page(s): 64 [details]   

additional source Bayer, F.M. (1961). The shallow-water Octocorallia of the West Indian region. A manual for marine biologists. <em>Studies on the Fauna of Curacao and Other Caribbean Islands.</em> 12:1-373, pls. 1-23., available online at https://repository.naturalis.nl/pub/506065 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Horvath, E. A. (2019). A review of gorgonian coral species (Cnidaria, Octocorallia, Alcyonacea) held in the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History research collection: focus on species from Scleraxonia, Holaxonia, Calcaxonia – Part III: Suborder Holaxonia continued, and suborder Calcaxonia. <em>ZooKeys.</em> 860: 183-306., available online at https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/34317/ [details]   

additional source Grigg, R. W. & F.M. Bayer. (1976). Present knowledge of the systematics and zoogeography of the order Gorgonacea in Hawaii. <em>Pacific Science.</em> 30(2): 167-175.
page(s): 169 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Williams, G. C. (1992). The Alcyonacea of southern Africa. Gorgonian octocorals (Coelenterata, Anthozoa). <em>Annals of the South African Museum.</em> 101(8): 181-296, Fig. 1., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/40683324
page(s): 218 [details]   

additional source Wirshing, H. H.; Messing, C. G.; Douady, C. J.; Reed, J. K.; Stanhope, M. J. (2005). Molecular evidence for multiple lineages in the gorgonian family Plexauridae (Anthozoa: Octocorallia). Marine Biology, 147, 497-508
page(s): 497, 499, 500, 502, 503, 505, 506, 507 [details]   

additional source Hayward, P.J. & J.S. Ryland (Eds.). (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. <em>Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK.</em> 627 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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