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Thouarella Gray, 1870

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Subgenus Thouarella (Epithouarella) Kükenthal, 1915
Subgenus Thouarella (Euthouarella) Kükenthal, 1915
  » Species Thouarella (Euthouarella) longispinosa Kükenthal, 1912
  » Species Thouarella (Euthouarella) abies Broch, 1965 accepted as Fannyella (Scyphogorgia) abies (Broch, 1965) (unaccepted > superseded combination, original combination)
Subgenus Thouarella (Thouarella) Gray, 1870
Species Thouarella brevispinosa Wright & Studer, 1889

Subgenus Thouarella (Parathouarella) Kükenthal, 1915 accepted as Thouarella (Thouarella) Gray, 1870 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Thouarella acanthina (Wright & Studer, 1889) accepted as Dasystenella acanthina (Wright & Studer, 1889) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
Gray, J. E. (1870). Catalogue of Lithophytes or stony corals in the collection of the British Museum. pp. 1-51., available online at
page(s): 45 [details]   
McFadden, C.; Cordeiro, R.; Williams, G.; van Ofwegen, L. (2022). World List of Octocorallia. Thouarella Gray, 1870. Accessed through: RAS (Eds.) (2022) Register of Antarctic Species at: on 2023-03-23
RAS (Eds.) (2023). Register of Antarctic Species. Thouarella Gray, 1870. Accessed at: on 2023-03-23
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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
page(s): 45 [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 Williams, G.C. (1992). Biogeography of the octocorallian coelenterate fauna of southern Africa. <em>Biol. J. Linn. Soc.</em> 46: 351-401. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Lovell, L. L.; Trego, K. D. (2003). The epibenthic megafaunal and benthic infaunal invertebrates of Port Foster, Deception Island (South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. <em>Deep-Sea Research Part II Topical Studies in Oceanography.</em> 50(10-11): 1799-1819.
page(s): 1812 [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Bayer, F.M. (2009). A generic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the Primnoidae (Cnidaria:Octocorallia). <em>Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 629. Smithsonian Institution Press: Washington DC (USA).</em> 79 pp. (look up in IMIS[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 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Cairns, S. D.; Bayer, F. M. (2005). A review of the genus Primnoa (Octocorallia: Gorgonacea: Primnoidae), with the description of two new species. <em>Bulletin of Marine Science.</em> 77(2), 225-256.
page(s): 225 [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
page(s): 294 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Bayer, F. M. (1982). Some new and old species of the primnoid genus Callogorgia Gray, with a revalidation of the related genus Fanellia Gray (Coelenterata: Anthozoa). <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 95(1): 116–160.
page(s): 117-118 [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): 250 [details]   

additional source Bayer, F. M.; Muzik, K. M. (1976). New genera and species of the holaxonian family Chrysogorgiidae (Octocorallia: Gorgonacea). Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden, 50(5): 65-90, plates 1-7
page(s): 88, 89 [details]   

additional source Belcik, F. P. (1977). A distribution study of the Octocorallia of Oregon. Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, 24(1-3): 49-52
page(s): 51 [details]   

additional source Grigg, R. W.; Bayer, F. M. (1976). Present knowledge of the systematics and zoogeography of the order Gorgonacea in Hawaii. Pacific Science, 30(2): 167-175
page(s): 171 [details]   

additional source Bayer, F. M. (1952). Two new species of Arthrogorgia (Gorgonacea: Primnoidae) from the Aleutian Islands region. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 65, 63-69, plate 2
page(s): 69 [details]   

additional source Orejas, C.; Gili, J.; López-González, P. J.; Hasemann, C.; Arntz, W. E. (2007). Reproduction patterns of four Antarctic octocorals in the Weddell Sea: an inter-specific, shape, and latitudinal comparison. Marine Biology, 150, 551-563
page(s): 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 558, 560, 561 [details]   
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