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Plexauridae Gray, 1859

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Allogorgiidae Verrill, 1928 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Euniceidae Kölliker, 1865 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym


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  1. Genus Eunicea Lamouroux, 1816
  2. Genus Muricea Lamouroux, 1821
  3. Genus Plexaura Lamouroux, 1812
  4. Genus Pseudoplexaura Wright & Studer, 1889
  5. Genus Swiftia Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864
  6. Genus Allogorgia Verrill, 1928 accepted as Swiftia Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  7. Genus Eumuricea Verrill, 1869 accepted as Muricea Lamouroux, 1821 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  8. Genus Eunicensis Dubrowsky, 1934 accepted as Muricea Lamouroux, 1821 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  9. Genus Euniceopsis Verrill, 1907 accepted as Eunicea Lamouroux, 1816 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  10. Genus Evacis Verrill, 1912 (unaccepted > nomen nudum)
  11. Genus Plexauropsis Verrill, 1907 accepted as Plexaura Lamouroux, 1812 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  12. Genus Cyclogorgia Gordon, 1926 (uncertain > unassessed)
  13. Genus Discomuricea Gordon, 1926 (uncertain > unassessed)
  14. Genus Gonigoria Gray, 1851 (uncertain, possibly Muricea)
  15. Genus Pseudechinogorgia Gordon, 1926 (uncertain > unassessed)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Gray, J.E. (1859). On the arrangement of zoophytes with pinnated tentacles. <em>Annals and Magazine of natural History.</em> (3) 4: 439-444., available online at
page(s): 442 [details]   
McFadden, C.S.; Cordeiro, R.; Williams, G.; van Ofwegen, L. (2024). World List of Octocorallia. Plexauridae Gray, 1859. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2024-05-30
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original description Gray, J.E. (1859). On the arrangement of zoophytes with pinnated tentacles. <em>Annals and Magazine of natural History.</em> (3) 4: 439-444., available online at
page(s): 442 [details]   

original description  (of Allogorgiidae Verrill, 1928) Verrill, A.E. (1928). Hawaiian shallow water Anthozoa. <em>Bulletin of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum.</em> 49: 1-30, pls. 1-5., available online at [details]   

context source (PeRMS) Cortés, J.; Enochs, I.C.; Sibaja-Cordero, J.; Hernández, L.; Alvarado, J.J.; Breedy, O.; Cruz-Barraza, J.A.; Esquivel-Garrote, O.; Fernández-García, C.; Hermosillo, A.; Kaiser, K.L.; Medina-Rosas, P.; Morales-Ramírez, Á.; Pacheco, C.; Pérez-Matus, A.; Reyes-Bonilla, H.; Riosmena-Rodríguez, R.; Sánchez-Noguera, C.; Wieters, E.A.; Zapata, F.A. (2016). Marine Biodiversity of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs. Chap. 7, pp. 203-250 <i>in:</i> Coral Reefs of the Eastern Tropical Pacific. , available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record van Ofwegen, L.; Grasshoff, M.; van der Land, J. (2001). Octocorallia (excl. Pennatulacea), <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 104-105 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Kükenthal, W. (1924). Coelenterata: Gorgonaria. in: Das Tierreich (Eine Zusammenstellung und Kennzeichnung der rezenten Tierformen). 47. 478 pp.
page(s): 89 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Hayward, P.J. & J.S. Ryland (Eds.). (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. <em>Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK.</em> 627 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription McFadden, C.S.; van Ofwegen, L.P.; Quattrini, A.M. (2022). Revisionary systematics of Octocorallia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) guided by phylogenomics. <em>Bulletin of the Society of Systematic Biologists.</em> 1(3), 8735, pp. 1-79., available online at
page(s): 63-64 [details]   
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