WoRMS taxon details

Nicella Gray, 1870

125299  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125299)

accepted
Genus
Species Nicella alba (Toeplitz in Kükenthal, 1919)
Species Nicella americana Toeplitz in Kükenthal, 1919
Species Nicella carinata Nutting, 1910
Species Nicella deichmannae Cairns, 2007
Species Nicella dichotoma (Gray, 1859)
Species Nicella flabellata (Whitelegge, 1897)
Species Nicella goreaui Bayer, 1973
Species Nicella gracilis Cairns, 2007
Species Nicella granifera (Kölliker, 1865)
Species Nicella guadalupensis (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860)
Species Nicella hebes Cairns, 2007
Species Nicella lanceolata Cairns, 2007
Species Nicella laxa Whitelegge, 1897
Species Nicella magna Grasshoff, 1999
Species Nicella moniliforme (Wright & Studer, 1889)
Species Nicella multiramosa Kükenthal, 1919
Species Nicella obesa Deichmann, 1936
Species Nicella robusta Cairns, 2007
Species Nicella spicula Cairns, 2007
Species Nicella toeplitzae Viada & Cairns, 2007

Species Nicella coralloides Nutting, 1910 accepted as Nicella carinata Nutting, 1910 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Nicella mauritiana Gray, 1870 accepted as Nicella dichotoma (Gray, 1859) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Nicella ramosa Toeplitz in Kükenthal, 1919 accepted as Nicella americana Toeplitz in Kükenthal, 1919 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Nicella reticulata Thomson & Simpson, 1909 accepted as Verrucella reticulata (Thomson & Simpson, 1909) (unaccepted > superseded combination, original combination)
Species Nicella schmitti Bayer, 1961 accepted as Ellisella schmitti (Bayer, 1961) (unaccepted > superseded combination, original combination)

Species Nicella atlantica (Toeplitz in Kükenthal, 1919) (uncertain > unassessed)
Species Nicella flagellum (Studer, 1901) (uncertain > unassessed, authority should be (Johnson, 1863)??)
Species Nicella pustulosa Thomson & Simpson, 1909 accepted as Phenilia sanguinolenta Gray, 1859 (uncertain)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Gray, J. E. (1870). Catalogue of Lithophytes or stony corals in the collection of the British Museum. pp. 1-51., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/23832271
page(s): 40 [details]   
McFadden, C.; Cordeiro, R.; Williams, G.; van Ofwegen, L. (2022). World List of Octocorallia. Nicella Gray, 1870. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125299 on 2022-12-01
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2006-09-26 06:56:50Z
changed
Martinez, Olga
2010-09-17 06:17:46Z
checked
2021-06-13 18:27:50Z
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2022-04-16 03:08:59Z
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original description Gray, J. E. (1870). Catalogue of Lithophytes or stony corals in the collection of the British Museum. pp. 1-51., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/23832271
page(s): 40 [details]   

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 Neave, Sheffield Airey. (1939-1996). Nomenclator Zoologicus vol. 1-10 Online. [developed by uBio, hosted online at MBLWHOI Library]., available online at http://ubio.org/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 59-101., available online at https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Bayer, F.M. (1955). Contributions to the nomenclature, systematics, and morphology of the Octocorallia. <em>Proceedings of the United States National Museum.</em> 105: 207-220, plates 1-8., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15705299
page(s): 215 [details]   

additional source Fabricius, K.; Alderslade, P. N. (2001). Soft Corals and Sea Fans: A Comprehensive Guide to the Shallow-water Genera of the Central-West Pacific, the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Townsville., pp. 264.
page(s): iv, 63, 186, 234, 236, 238-239 [details]   

additional source Hickson, S. J. (1930). On the classification of the Alcyonaria. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, XIV, 229-252
page(s): 249 [details]   

identification resource Cairns, S. D. (2007). Studies on western Atlantic Octocorallia (Gorgonacea: Ellisellidae). Part 7: The genera Riisea Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860 and Nicella Gray, 1870. <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 120(1): 1-38., available online at https://doi.org/10.2988/0006-324x(2007)120[1:sowaog]2.0.co;2 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
Nicella sp., 61 m Roughtongue Reef, Gulf of Mexico.

Photograph courtesy of NOAA-USGS-Deep Sea Systems International. Identifications by P. Etnoyer et al. For more information see supplementary material in: Etnoyer PJ, Wickes LN, Silva M, Dubick JD, Balthis L, Salgado E, MacDonald IR (2016). Decline in condition of gorgonian octocorals on mesophotic reefs in the northern Gulf of Mexico: before and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Coral Reefs 35: 77-90.
 

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