Abstract

The fauna of Ceriantharia (tube-anemones) in the South Pacific is poorly studied with only four shallow-water species formally described and these animals are known from few regions in very specific reports. Cerianthids are organisms that live in a tube constructed with a special type of cnidae and are currently grouped in an exclusive subclass of Anthozoa. This study addresses specimens from three natural history collections, the Australian Museum and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (both Australia), and the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) Invertebrate Collection (New Zealand), focusing on specimens from the Coral Sea, Tasman Sea and Antarctic Ocean. As a result, four new species are described and one synonymized. This highlights the ongoing need for taxonomic studies in the region, especially for marine organisms. Also, in this study, we offer tables with morphological characters that can be useful for species identification in each genus.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Stampar et al., 2020. Rec. Aust. Mus. 72(3): 81–100
Author
Sérgio N. Stampar; V. Sadie Mills; Stephen J. Keable
Year
2020
Title
Ceriantharia (Cnidaria) from Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica with descriptions of four new species
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
72
Issue
3
Start Page
81
End Page
100
DOI
10.3853/j.2201-4349.72.2020.1762
Language
en
Date Published
29 July 2020
Cover Date
29 July 2020
ISSN
ISSN 0067-1975 (print); ISSN 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CNIDARIA; TAXONOMY; ANTARCTICA; NEW ZEALAND
Digitized
29 July 2020
Available Online
29 July 2020
Reference Number
1762
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