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Ofwegen, L. van. (2016). The genus Litophyton Forskål, 1775 (Octocorallia, Alcyonacea, Nephtheidae) in the Red Sea and the western Indian Ocean. ZooKeys. 567: 1-128.
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Ofwegen, L. van
2016
The genus Litophyton Forskål, 1775 (Octocorallia, Alcyonacea, Nephtheidae) in the Red Sea and the western Indian Ocean
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567: 1-128
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The Litophyton species of the Red Sea and the western Indian Ocean are revised, which includes species previously belonging to the genus Nephthea, which is synonymized with Litophyton. A neotype for both Litophyton arboreum, the type species of Litophyton, and Nephthea chabrolii, the type species of Nephthea, are designated. The new species L. curvum sp. n. is described and depicted, and a key to all Litophyton species is provided. Of the 26 species previously described from the western Indian Ocean and Red Sea, 13 species are considered valid and 13 have been synonymized or placed in other genera.
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Nephtheidae Gray, 1862 (basis of record)
 Diagnosis

Nephtheids with bushy and arborescent colonies. Polyps clustered at the end of the terminal branches, forming ... [details]

 Spelling

Because of the synonymy of Nephthea with Litophyton, for many species a spelling emendation needed to be made to ... [details]

 Status

BM 1912.2.25.12 (holotype) and BM 1933.3.13.148 (holotype fragment) were re-examined. Despite disintegrated ... [details]

 Type material

Type lost [details]

 Type material

Type lost [details]

 Type material

MNHN holotype was re-examined. Despite disintegrated sclerites it was obvious that the species belongs to Stereonephthya [details]

 Type material

BM 1933.3.13.150 (part of syntype) was re-examined. Despite disintegrated sclerites it was obvious that the species ... [details]

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