Descriptions of two new genera, six new species and three new records of Anthozoa (Cnidaria) from the Sea of Marmara


OCANA O., ÇINAR M. E.

JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY, vol.52, pp.2243-2282, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00222933.2018.1526345
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2243-2282
  • Keywords: Soft corals, anemones, new species, Sea of Marmara, Turkey, MEDITERRANEAN SEA, PART, ACTINIARIA, OCTOCORALLIA, COAST, CLASSIFICATION, PENNATULACEA, POLYCHAETA, MORPHOLOGY, FORMS

Abstract

The present study describes two new genera, six new species and three new records from the Sea of Marmara. The new genus Marmara gen. nov. belonging to the family Sagartiidae is mainly characterized by having conspicuous muscular belts along the column and the absence of suckers and tenaculi on the body wall. The genus Charisactis gen. nov. belonging to the family Condylanthidae is mainly characterized by having an atypical mesentery arrangement, single siphonoglyph and homotrichs in tentacles. The other species newly described from the Sea of Marmara belong to the families Diadumenidae (one species from deep waters), Halcampoididae (one species from shallow waters), Edwardsiidae (one species from shallow waters) and Epizoanthidae (one species from deep waters). Three species, namely Epizoanthus arenaceus (family Epizoanthidae), Rolandia coralloides (family Clavulariidae) and Virgularia sp. (family Virgulariidae) are reported for the first time from the Sea of Marmara. The external and internal anatomical features as well as cnidom structures of the species are presented and discussed with the closely related species. http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:51DA9869-D786-4A8A-8C1F-62DC1BB67923