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McFadden, C.S.; van Ofwegen, L.P. (2012). A revision of the soft coral genus, Eunephthya Verrill, 1869 (Anthozoa: Octocorallia: Nephtheidae), with a description of four new species from South Africa. Zootaxa. 3485: 1-25.
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McFadden, C.S.; van Ofwegen, L.P.
2012
A revision of the soft coral genus, Eunephthya Verrill, 1869 (Anthozoa: Octocorallia: Nephtheidae), with a description of four new species from South Africa
Zootaxa
3485: 1-25
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Based on the results of morphological and molecular phylogenetic analyses of newly collected material, we reinstate the soft coral genus Eunephthya Verrill, 1869 for a group of species endemic to South Africa. Eunephthya is morphologically and phylogenetically distinct from the zooxanthellate, tropical genus Capnella Gray, 1869 with which it had been synonymized. In Eunephthya the polyp sclerites include unilaterally spinose or leaf spindles, and the sclerites of the stalk surface and interior (when present) are small radiates and spheroids. In contrast, C. imbricata, the type species of Capnella, has leaf clubs and leaf-capstans in the polyps and stalk surface, and large ovals and irregular forms in the interior. We describe four new species of Eunephthya from Algoa Bay, South Africa—E. celata, E. ericius, E. granulata, and E. shirleyae— and propose a new combination, E. susanae.
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Capnella rugosa (Kükenthal, 1902) accepted as Capnella thyrsoidea (Verrill, 1865) accepted as Eunephthya thyrsoidea (Verrill, 1865) (basis of record)
Capnella susanae Williams, 1988 accepted as Eunephthya susanae (Williams, 1988) (new combination reference)
Capnella thyrsoidea (Verrill, 1865) accepted as Eunephthya thyrsoidea (Verrill, 1865) (source of synonymy)
Eunephthya Verrill, 1869 (additional source)
Eunephthya abrolhosa Thorpe, 1928 accepted as Klyxum abrolhosum (Thorpe, 1928) (basis of record)
Eunephthya antarctica (Kükenthal, 1902) accepted as Gersemia antarctica (Kükenthal, 1902) (basis of record)
Eunephthya bicolor Utinomi, 1951 accepted as Duva bicolor (Utinomi, 1951) (basis of record)
Eunephthya brochi Thorpe, 1928 accepted as Klyxum brochi (Thorpe, 1928) (basis of record)
Eunephthya celata McFadden & van Ofwegen, 2012 (original description)
Eunephthya ericius McFadden & van Ofwegen, 2012 (original description)
Eunephthya flavescens (Danielssen, 1887) accepted as Drifa glomerata (Verrill, 1869) (basis of record)
Eunephthya fusca Wright & Studer, 1889 accepted as Chondronephthya fusca (Wright & Studer, 1889) (basis of record)
Eunephthya glomerata Verrill, 1869 accepted as Drifa glomerata (Verrill, 1869) (basis of record)
Eunephthya granulata McFadden & van Ofwegen, 2012 (original description)
Eunephthya groenlandica Molander, 1915 accepted as Pseudodrifa groenlandica (Molander, 1915) (basis of record)
Eunephthya hicksoni Gravier, 1913 accepted as Gersemia hicksoni (Gravier, 1913) (basis of record)
Eunephthya japonica Kukenthal, 1906 accepted as Gersemia japonica (Kükenthal, 1906) (basis of record)
Eunephthya purpurea Thomson & Henderson, 1905 accepted as Dendronephthya purpurea (Thomson & Henderson, 1905) (basis of record)
Eunephthya racemosa Studer, 1891 accepted as Pseudodrifa racemosa (Studer, 1891) (basis of record)
Eunephthya rosea Molander, 1915 accepted as Eunephthya rosea (Koren & Danielssen, 1883) accepted as Duva rosea Koren & Danielssen, 1883 accepted as Duva multiflora (Verrill, 1879) (basis of record)
Eunephthya serratospiculata Utinomi, 1951 accepted as Chromonephthea serratospiculata (Utinomi, 1951) (basis of record)
Eunephthya shirleyae McFadden & van Ofwegen, 2012 (original description)
Eunephthya spiculosa Kükenthal, 1906 accepted as Scleronephthya spiculosa (Kükenthal, 1906) (basis of record)
Eunephthya spitzbergensis (Danielssen, 1887) accepted as Duva multiflora (Verrill, 1879) (basis of record)
Eunephthya susanae (Williams, 1988) (basis of record)
Eunephthya thyrsoidea (Verrill, 1865) (basis of record)
Eunephthya whitei Thorpe, 1928 accepted as Klyxum whitei (Thorpe, 1928) (basis of record)
Klyxum abrolhosum (Thorpe, 1928) (basis of record)
Klyxum brochi (Thorpe, 1928) (basis of record)
Klyxum whitei (Thorpe, 1928) (status source)
Nephthya rugosa Kükenthal, 1902 accepted as Capnella rugosa (Kükenthal, 1902) accepted as Capnella thyrsoidea (Verrill, 1865) accepted as Eunephthya thyrsoidea (Verrill, 1865) (additional source)