WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelithaea esperi (Wright & Studer, 1889)

288127  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:288127)

marine, fresh, terrestrial
van Ofwegen, L. (2010). Melithaea esperi (Wright & Studer, 1889). In: Cordeiro, R. (2017). World List of Octocorallia. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/traits/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=288127 on 2018-01-20

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original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelitodes esperi (Wright & Studer, 1889)) Wright, E. P.; Studer, T. (1889). Report on the Alcyonaria collected by H. M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Rep. Sci. Res. Voyage Challenger, Zool. 31(64), lxxii+ 314 pp., 43 pls. London. [details]   

basis of record L.P. van Ofwegen, S.D. Cairns & J. van der Land (eds). (2000-2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[details]   

new combination reference  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelitodes esperi (Wright & Studer, 1889)) Reijnen, B. T.; McFadden, C. S.; Hermanlimianto, Y. T.; van Ofwegen, L. P. (2014). A molecular and morphological exploration of the generic boundaries in the family Melithaeidae (Coelenterata: Octocorallia) and its taxonomic consequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 70: 383-401., available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2013.09.028 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request]