Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Octocorallia > Order Alcyonacea > Suborder Calcaxonia > Family Isididae > Genus Acanella

Acanella arbuscula (Johnson, 1862)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AcanellaGray, 1870accepted genus name


basis of record

van Ofwegen, L.; Grasshoff, M.; van der Land, J. (2001). Octocorallia (excl. Pennatulacea), in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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, 50: pp. 104-105

additional source

Cairns, S.D., and Bayer, F.M., 2009. Octocorallia (Cnidaria) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 321–331 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Breeze, H., D.S. Davis, M. Butler, and V. Kostylev. 1997. Distribution and status of deep sea corals off Nova Scotia. Ecology Action Centre. Halifax. 58 p.

additional source

Madsen, F.J. 1944. Octocorallia (Stolonifera - Telestacea - Xeniidae - Alcyonacea - Gorgonacea). The Danish Ingolf-Expedition, Vol. V. Bianco Luno A/S. Copenhagen. 65 p.

additional source

Watling, L., P. Auster (2005). Distribution of deep-water Alcyonacea off the Northeast Coast of the United States. In: Freiwald, A., R.J. Murray, editors. Cold-Water Corals and Ecosystems. Proceedings of the Second Deep-Sea Coral Symposium, Erlangen, Germany, September 2003. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp 279-296.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (25 publications)
GenBank (1 nucleotides; 0 proteins)


van Ofwegen, L. (2014). Acanella arbuscula (Johnson, 1862). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125371




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