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Opresko. 2003. Revision of the Antipatharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Part III. Cladopathidae. Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden) Volume: 77 Issue: 31 Pages: 495-536
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The family of antipatharian corals Cladopathidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia) is revised. The family is characterized by polyps 2 mm or more in transverse diameter, six primary mesenteries, and no secondary mesenteries. The family is divided into three subfamilies: Cladopathinae Kinoshita, Hexapathinae subfam. nov. and Sibopathinae subfam. nov. The subfamily Cladopathinae is characterized by a branched pinnulate corallum with three or more rows of primary pinnules, some of which are subpinnulate. Included in the subfamily are the genera Cladopathes Brook (C. plumosa Brook, 1889), Chrysopathes gen. nov. (C. formosa spec. nov. and C. speciosa spec, nov.) and Trissopathes gen. nov. [T. pseudotristicha spec, nov., T. tetracrada spec, nov., and T. tristicha (van Pesch, 1914)]. The subfamily Hexapathinae is characterized by a monopodial or sparsely branched pinnulate corallum, with two rows of simple lateral primary pinnules and one or more rows of simple or subpinnulate anterior primary pinnules. Included in the subfamily are the genera Hexapathes Kinoshita, 1910 and Heliopathes gen. nov. Hexapathes contains the type species H. heterosticha Kinoshita, 1910, as well as H. australiensis spec, nov. Heliopathes contains the species H. americana, spec. nov. and Antipathes heterorhodzos Cooper, 1909. The subfamily Sibopathinae van Pesch is defined by the absence of an actinopharynx. Species in the single genus Sibopathes [type species S. gephura van Pesch, 1914, and including S. macrospina Opresko, 1993] possess a branched corallum with four to six rows of simple pinnules.
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Chrysopathes Opresko, 2003 (original description)
Chrysopathes formosa Opresko, 2003 (original description)
Chrysopathes speciosa Opresko, 2003 (original description)
Cladopathidae Kinoshita, 1910 (redescription)
Cladopathinae Kinoshita, 1910 (redescription)
Heliopathes Opresko, 2003 accepted as Heteropathes Opresko, 2011 (original description)
Heliopathes americana Opresko, 2003 accepted as Heteropathes americana (Opresko, 2003) (original description)
Hexapathes Kinoshita, 1910 (additional source)
Hexapathes australiensis Opresko, 2003 (original description)
Hexapathinae Opresko, 2003 (original description)
Parantipathes tristicha van Pesch, 1914 accepted as Trissopathes tristicha (van Pesch, 1914) (new combination reference)
Sibopathinae Opresko, 2003 (original description)
Trissopathes Opresko, 2003 (original description)
Trissopathes pseudotristicha Opresko, 2003 (original description)
Trissopathes tetracrada Opresko, 2003 (original description)
Australian Exclusive Economic Zone for Trissopathes tetracrada Opresko, 2003 
Cabo Verde for Trissopathes tetracrada Opresko, 2003 
Eastern Pacific for Trissopathes pseudotristicha Opresko, 2003 
Hawaii for Trissopathes pseudotristicha Opresko, 2003 
North East Pacific for Trissopathes pseudotristicha Opresko, 2003