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20 April 2021 A new species of azooxanthellate Scleractinia from the western Atlantic, and a new name and record of Desmophyllum striatum sensu Cairns, 1979
Stephen D. Cairns
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A new species of deep-water azooxanthellate scleractinian coral is described from the northwestern Atlantic, named Trochocyathus circularis. It is distinctive for its almost circular calice. A new name is proposed for the junior primary homonym Desmophyllum striatumCairns, 1979, which was preoccupied by the senior homonym, a Miocene fossil from Italy, described in 1871 by Sismonda in Sismonda & Michelotti.

Stephen D. Cairns "A new species of azooxanthellate Scleractinia from the western Atlantic, and a new name and record of Desmophyllum striatum sensu Cairns, 1979," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 134(1), 1-5, (20 April 2021). https://doi.org/10.2988/134-2021-1-5
Published: 20 April 2021
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