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Benayahu, Y (1993). Corals of the South-west Indian Ocean. I. Alcyonacea from Sodwana Bay, South Africa. Oceanographic Research Institute, Investigational Report No. 67. 16 pp.
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Used for taxonomy only - does not list distribution records outside South Africa.
A list of 37 species of Alcyonacea is presented for the coral reefs of Sodwana Bay in Southern Natal, South Africa, including two new species. The latter are Sinularia schleyeri and Efflatounaria sodwanae, both of which are described and illustrated. This is the first description of an Efflatounaria species using scanning electron microscopy, revealing the fine structure of its platelets. In addition, a description of Anthelia flava (May, 1899) is also given and the structure of its sclerites, presented by scanning electron microscopy, indicates that they are unique in structure, consisting of needle-like skeletal units.
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthelia Lamarck, 1816 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthelia flava (May, 1899) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSansibia flava (May, 1899) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteroxenia Koelliker, 1874 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteroxenia fuscescens (Ehrenberg, 1834) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLobophytum Marenzeller, 1886 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLobophytum crassum von Marenzeller, 1886 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLobophytum depressum Tixier-Durivault, 1966 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLobophytum latilobatum Verseveldt, 1971 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLobophytum venustum Tixier-durivault, 1957 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarcophyton crassum Tixier-Durivault, 1946 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarcophyton flexuosum Tixier-Durivault, 1966 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarcophyton infundibuliforme Tixier-Durivault, 1958 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSinularia May, 1898 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSinularia brassica May, 1898 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSinularia dura (Pratt, 1903) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSinularia brassica May, 1898 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSinularia erecta Tixier-Durivault, 1945 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSinularia firma Tixier-Durivault, 1970 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSinularia gardineri (Pratt, 1903) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSinularia gyrosa (Klunzinger, 1877) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSinularia hirta (Pratt, 1903) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSinularia muralis (May, 1899) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSinularia querciformis (Pratt, 1903) (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSinularia schleyeri Benayahu, 1993 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSinularia triangula Tixier-Durivault, 1970 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSinularia variabilis Tixier-Durivault, 1945 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSympodium Ehrenberg, 1834 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSympodium caeruleum Ehrenberg, 1834 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXenia Lamarck, 1816 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXenia crassa Schenk, 1896 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXenia garciae Bourne, 1894 (basis of record)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXenia kukenthali Roxas, 1933 (basis of record)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Distribution

Distribution: also known from the Maldives and from Andaman (Verseveldt, 1970). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Holotype

Holotype: ZMTAU Co 27902. Type locality: Nine-mile Reef, Sodwana Bay, South Africa. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Holotype

Holotype: ZMTAU co 27900. Type locality: Nine-mile Reef, Sodwana By, Natal, South Africa. [details]