Antarctic and Subantarctic Stylasterina (Coelenterata: Hydrozoa)
- Louis S. Kornicker
Published Online: 16 MAR 2013
Copyright 1983 by the American Geophysical Union.
Biology of the Antarctic Seas XIII
How to Cite
Cairns, S. D. (1983) Antarctic and Subantarctic Stylasterina (Coelenterata: Hydrozoa), in Biology of the Antarctic Seas XIII (ed L. S. Kornicker), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/AR038p0061
- Published Online: 16 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1983
Print ISBN: 9780875901862
Online ISBN: 9781118666722
- Marine biology—Antarctic regions—Collected works
The 29 species of Stylasterina known from the Antarctic and Subantarctic regions are described, and their distributions mapped. Thirteen new species and one new genus are described; the subgenus Lepidopora is raised to generic rank, and Errina antarctica forma kerguelensis is elevated to specific status. Species are arranged in order of their increasing morphological complexity. All species are illustrated by scanning electron micrographs, and several new terms are introduced to describe features of coenosteal microarchitecture. A historical review of all Stylasterina reported from the Antarctic is given. A zoogeographic analysis describes common patterns of species distributions, and the faunas of various geographic areas are discussed.