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1 January 2018 Primnoidae (Octocorallia: Calcaxonia) from the Emperor Seamounts, with Notes on Callogorgia elegans (Gray, 1870)
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Six primnoid species are reported from depths of 280–480 m from the southern Emperor Seamounts, including two new species (Callogorgia imperialis and Thouarella taylorae). Only the new species are fully described and illustrated. Also, Callogorgia elegans, which has a confused taxonomic history, is discussed and illustrated. Not unexpectedly, the Emperor Seamount primnoids have a strong affinity with the fauna of the Hawaiian Islands, an affinity that is expected to increase as more collecting is done in the region.

Stephen D. Cairns, Robert P. Stone, Hye-Won Moon, and Jong Hee Lee "Primnoidae (Octocorallia: Calcaxonia) from the Emperor Seamounts, with Notes on Callogorgia elegans (Gray, 1870)," Pacific Science 72(1), (1 January 2018). https://doi.org/10.2984/72.1.8
Accepted: 1 June 2017; Published: 1 January 2018
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