MarBEF Data System

ERMS source details

Opresko, D.M. 2002. Revision of the Antipatharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Part 2. Schizopathidae. Zool. Med. Leiden, 76 (22): 411-442.
Opresko, D. M.
Revision of the Antipatharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Part 2. Schizopathidae
Zool. Med. Leiden
76(22): 411-442
The family of antipatharian corals, Schizopathidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia), is revised. The family is characterized by polyps elongated in the direction of the axis and having a transverse diameter of 2 mm or more. Genera are recognized on the basis of morphological features of the corallum. Schizopathes Brook (type species: S. crassa Brook) has a simple, pinnate corallum with a hook-like holdfast for support in soft sediments. Bathypathes Brook (type species: B. patula Brook) is characterized by a simple pinnate corallum and a flat discoidal basal plate for attaching to a solid substrate. Parantipathes Brook (type species: Antipathes larix Esper) has a largely monopodial corallum with simple pinnules in six or more rows. Taxipathes Brook (type species: T. recta Brook) has a branched corallum and simple pinnules in four to eight rows. Lillipathes gen. nov. (type species: Antipathes lilliei Totton) has simple pinnules in four rows. Stauropathes gen. nov. (type species: S. staurocrada spec. nov.) is branched with simple, bilateral, subopposite pinnules. Abyssopathes gen. nov. (type species: Bathypathes lyra Brook) is monopodial with two rows of simple, lateral pinnules and one (sometimes multiple) row of simple or branched anterior pinnules. Dendrobathypathes gen. nov. (type species: D. grandis spec. nov.) has a branched, planar corallum with two rows of subpinnulated primary pinnules. Saropathes gen. nov. (type species: Bathypathes scoparia Totton) is monopodial to sparsely branched, with four rows of subpinnulated primary pinnules.
Systematics, Taxonomy
RIS (EndNote, Reference Manager, ProCite, RefWorks)
BibTex (BibDesk, LaTeX)
2013-01-12 18:30:12Z

Abyssopathes Opresko, 2002 (original description)
Abyssopathes lyra (Brook, 1889) (new combination reference)
Bathypathes Brook, 1889 (status source)
Bathypathes alternata Brook, 1889 accepted as Alternatipathes alternata (Brook, 1889) (additional source)
Bathypathes patula Brook, 1889 (additional source)
Parantipathes larix (Esper, 1788) (additional source)
Schizopathes crassa Brook, 1889 (additional source)
Schizopathidae Brook, 1889 (taxonomy source)
Stauropathes Opresko, 2002 (original description)
Stauropathes arctica (L├╝tken, 1871) (additional source)
Stauropathes punctata (Roule, 1905) (additional source)
Web site hosted and maintained by Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) - Contact