Redescription and Taxonomic Comparison of Three Eastern Pacific Species of Muricea (Cnidaria: Anthozoa)
Colony morphology, sclerite analysis, color pattern and habitat can be used to differentiate between two common species of gorgonians, Muricea fru- ticosa and M. californica, in southern California. Examination of type material indicates that M. appressa (Verrill) is not a synonym of M. californica, but con- siderable taxonomic confusion still exists regarding the nomenclature of eastern Pacific species of Muricea.
Hardee, Michelle and Wicksten, Mary K.
"Redescription and Taxonomic Comparison of Three Eastern Pacific Species of Muricea (Cnidaria: Anthozoa),"
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