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. Atoll research bulletin. Coral reefs and islands; Marine biology; Marine sciences. 93 divided into seven Tribes. In this ingenious but unnatural system, octocorals were split between Zoocorallia (the Pennatulacea and Alcyonacea) and Phytocorallia (all of the Gorgonacea, with Hcllopora grouped with Millepora). The most significant advance in octocoral classification was made by Valenciennes (1855) in the abstract of a larger, more detailed monograph that never was published. Although John Ellis (1755) published the first—and remarkably accurate—drawings of the "Figures of hollow Crosses&

. Atoll research bulletin. Coral reefs and islands; Marine biology; Marine sciences. 93 divided into seven Tribes. In this ingenious but unnatural system, octocorals were split between Zoocorallia (the Pennatulacea and Alcyonacea) and Phytocorallia (all of the Gorgonacea, with Hcllopora grouped with Millepora). The most significant advance in octocoral classification was made by Valenciennes (1855) in the abstract of a larger, more detailed monograph that never was published. Although John Ellis (1755) published the first—and remarkably accurate—drawings of the "Figures of hollow Crosses& Stock Photo
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. Atoll research bulletin. Coral reefs and islands; Marine biology; Marine sciences. 93 divided into seven Tribes. In this ingenious but unnatural system, octocorals were split between Zoocorallia (the Pennatulacea and Alcyonacea) and Phytocorallia (all of the Gorgonacea, with Hcllopora grouped with Millepora). The most significant advance in octocoral classification was made by Valenciennes (1855) in the abstract of a larger, more detailed monograph that never was published. Although John Ellis (1755) published the first—and remarkably accurate—drawings of the "Figures of hollow Crosses" in the cortex of the scleraxonian Coralliiim rubrwn (Fig. 7), Valenciennes was the first to observe that these calcareous structures, which he called "sclerites," in the soft tissue of various gorgonians differed in shape from species to species. He established several genera of octocorals on the basis of such differences, many of which are still recognized today.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Smithsonian Institution. Press; National Research Council (U. S. ). Pacific Science Board; Smithsonian Institution; National Museum of Natural History (U. S. ); United States. Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife. Washington, D. C. : [Smithsonian Press]

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