Taxonomy of the Black Coral Family Antipathidae (Anthozoa: Antipatharia) from Korea

  • Moon, Hye-Won (Department of Life Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Ewha Womans University) ;
  • Song, Jun-Im (Department of Life Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Ewha Womans University)
  • Published : 2008.07.31


Six species, four genera belonging to two families of antipatharians have been reported in Korea. In the present study, the major specimens were collected from the coastal areas of Jejudo Island from 2005 to 2006, and the other ones which have been deposited in the Natural History Museum and the Department of Life Science, Ewha Womans University during the period from 1965 to 2004 were reexamined. As a result of this work, two species, Cirripathes spiralis and Stichopathes filiformis, are newly recorded to Korean antipatharian fauna.


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