Taxonomic Study of Suborder Calcaxonia (Alcyonacea: Octocorallia: Anthozoa) from King Sejong Station, Antarctic

  • Song, Jun-Im (Division of EcoScience, Ewha Womans University) ;
  • Hwang, Sung-Jin (Division of EcoScience, Ewha Womans University) ;
  • Moon, Hae-Won (Division of Polar Life Sciences, Korea Polar Research Institute, KORDI) ;
  • An, In-Young (Division of Polar Life Sciences, Korea Polar Research Institute, KORDI)
  • Received : 2012.02.17
  • Accepted : 2012.03.29
  • Published : 2012.04.30


Some gorgonians in the families, Primnoidae and Isididae within the suborder Calcaxonia were collected from subtidal zones between depths of 10 and 45 m in the coastal regions of King Sejong Station ($62^{\circ}13'S$, $058^{\circ}47'W$), Korea Polar Research Institute of Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute (KORDI) by SCUBA diving from 2009 to 2011. Three species in the Primnoidae, $Arntzia$ $gracilis$ (Molander, 1929), $Thouarella$ ($Thouarella$) $antarctica$ (Valenciennes, 1846) and $Onogorgia$ $nodosa$ (Molander, 1929), and also one species in the family Isididae, $Tenuisis$ $microspiculata$ (Molander, 1929) are newly recorded to octocorallian fauna in Marian Cove and Potter Cove of King George Island. These four species have been described in detail.


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