WoRMS taxon details

Villogorgia Duchassaing & Michelloti, 1860

125316  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125316)

Acamptogorgia Wright & Studer, 1889 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Boarella Gray, 1870 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Brandella Gray, 1869 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Paracamptogorgia Kükenthal, 1919 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Perisceles Wright & Studer, 1887 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Species Villogorgia acanthostoma (Germanos, 1895)
Species Villogorgia alternans (Wright & Studer, 1889)
Species Villogorgia antillarum Aurivillius, 1931
Species Villogorgia arbuscula (Gray MS in Wright & Studer, 1889)
Species Villogorgia atra (Thomson & Henderson, 1905)
Species Villogorgia aurivilliusi Stiasny, 1942
Species Villogorgia bebrycoides (von Koch, 1887)
Species Villogorgia brunnea Nutting, 1912
Species Villogorgia ceylonensis (Thomson & Henderson, 1905)
Species Villogorgia circium (Thomson & Henderson, 1906)
Species Villogorgia citrina Grasshoff, 1999
Species Villogorgia compressa Hiles, 1899
Species Villogorgia cristata Aurivillius, 1931
Species Villogorgia dubia (Kükenthal, 1924)
Species Villogorgia elegans Tixier-Durivault, 1972
Species Villogorgia fallax (Kükenthal, 1924)
Species Villogorgia flabellata (Gray, 1870)
Species Villogorgia flagellata Whitelegge, 1897
Species Villogorgia flavescens Nutting, 1910
Species Villogorgia foliata (Thomson & Russell, 1909)
Species Villogorgia fruticosa (Germanos, 1895)
Species Villogorgia glaesaria Grasshoff, 1999
Species Villogorgia gracilis (Studer, 1878)
Species Villogorgia gracilis (Thomson, 1905) (accepted > unreplaced junior homonym)
Species Villogorgia intricata (Gray, 1869)
Species Villogorgia japonica Aurivillius, 1931
Species Villogorgia mabalith Grasshoff, 2000
Species Villogorgia mauritiensis Ridley, 1882
Species Villogorgia nigrescens Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860
Species Villogorgia nozzolea Grasshoff, 1996
Species Villogorgia robusta (Thomson & Henderson, 1906)
Species Villogorgia rubra Hiles, 1899
Species Villogorgia rubricata Ramvilas, Alderslade & Ranjeet, 2023
Species Villogorgia serrata Nutting, 1910
Species Villogorgia spatulata (Nutting, 1910)
Species Villogorgia tenuis (Thomson & Simpson, 1909)
Species Villogorgia teretiflora Aurivillius, 1931
Species Villogorgia timorensis Nutting, 1910
Species Villogorgia tuberculata (Hiles, 1899)
Species Villogorgia zimmermani Bayer, 1949

Species Villogorgia fructicosa (Germanos, 1895) accepted as Villogorgia fruticosa (Germanos, 1895) (unaccepted > misspelling)
Species Villogorgia inermis Nutting, 1910 accepted as Trimuricea inermis (Nutting, 1910) (unaccepted > superseded combination, original combination)

Species Villogorgia profunda (Kükenthal) (uncertain > unassessed)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Duchassaing P, Michelotti J. (1860). Mémoire sur les coralliaires des Antilles. <em>Mémoires de l'Academie des Sciences de Turin, séries 2.</em> 19: 279-365, pls 1-10., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12140332
page(s): 308 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
McFadden, C.; Cordeiro, R. (2023). World List of Octocorallia. Villogorgia Duchassaing & Michelloti, 1860. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125316 on 2023-03-27
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
2006-09-29 11:38:53Z
Martinez, Olga
2010-09-17 06:17:46Z
2019-06-13 15:37:37Z
2020-11-07 16:18:34Z
2022-11-06 01:15:04Z

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original description Duchassaing P, Michelotti J. (1860). Mémoire sur les coralliaires des Antilles. <em>Mémoires de l'Academie des Sciences de Turin, séries 2.</em> 19: 279-365, pls 1-10., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12140332
page(s): 308 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Acamptogorgia Wright & Studer, 1889) Wright, E.P.; Studer, T. (1889). Report on the Alcyonaria collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76. <em>Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–76. Zoology.</em> 31 (part 64), lxxii+ 314 pp., 43 pls. London., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2081946
page(s): 115-116 [details]   

original description  (of Perisceles Wright & Studer, 1887) Studer, T. (1887). Versuch eines Systemes der Alcyonaria. <em>Archiv für Naturgeschichte.</em> 53(1):1-74., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6379196
page(s): 57-58 [details]   

original description  (of Boarella Gray, 1870) Gray, J.E. (1870). Notes on some new genera and species of alcyonoid corals in the British Museum. <em>The Annals and magazine of natural history; zoology, botany, and geology.</em> (4) 5: 405-408., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/16355608
page(s): 406 [details]   

original description  (of Brandella Gray, 1869) Gray, J.E. (1869). Descriptions of some new genera and species of alcyonoid corals in the British Museum. <em>Annals and Magazine of natural History.</em> (4) 3:21-23., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/18662403
page(s): 22 [details]   

original description  (of Paracamptogorgia Kükenthal, 1919) Kükenthal, W. (1919). Gorgonaria. <em>Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition auf dem Dampfer “Valdivia”, 1898–1899.</em> 13, 1–946., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6222923
page(s): 840 [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. <em>[Online Nomenclator Zoologicus at Checklistbank. Ubio link has gone].</em> , available online at https://www.checklistbank.org/dataset/126539/about [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 Kükenthal, W. (1924). Coelenterata: Gorgonaria. in: Das Tierreich (Eine Zusammenstellung und Kennzeichnung der rezenten Tierformen). 47. 478 pp.
page(s): 220-221 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source van Ofwegen, L.P.; Benayahu, Y. (2006). A new genus of paralcyoniid soft corals (Octocorallia, Alcyonacea, Paralcyoniidae) from the Indo-West Pacific. <em>Journal of the Japanese Coral Reef Society.</em> 8(1): 25-37., available online at https://doi.org/10.3755/jcrs.8.25
page(s): 5 [details]   

additional source Bayer, F.M. (1961). The shallow-water Octocorallia of the West Indian region. A manual for marine biologists. <em>Studies on the Fauna of Curacao and Other Caribbean Islands.</em> 12:1-373, pls. 1-23., available online at https://repository.naturalis.nl/pub/506065 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Bayer, F. M.; Deichmann, E. (1960). The Ellisellidae (Octocorallia) and their bearing on the zoogeography of the Eastern Pacific. <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 73: 175-182., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34642168
page(s): 182 [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, 60, 200-201, 204 [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]   

additional source Wirshing, H. H.; Messing, C. G.; Douady, C. J.; Reed, J. K.; Stanhope, M. J. (2005). Molecular evidence for multiple lineages in the gorgonian family Plexauridae (Anthozoa: Octocorallia). Marine Biology, 147, 497-508
page(s): 497, 499, 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507 [details]   

additional source Bayer, F. M. (1994). A new species of the gorgonacean genus Muricea (Coelenterata: Octocorallia) from the Caribbean Sea. Precious Corals and Octocoral Research, 3, 23-26, plates 3-7
page(s): 24 [details]   

status source 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 https://ssbbulletin.org/index.php/bssb/article/view/8735
page(s): 60-62 [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
Villogorgia sp., 60 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.