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A revision of the soft coral genus, Eunephthya Verrill, 1869 (Anthozoa: Octocorallia: Nephtheidae), with a description of four new species from South Africa

Mcfadden, Catherine S.; Van, Leen P.

Mcfadden, Catherine S., Van, Leen P. (2012): A revision of the soft coral genus, Eunephthya Verrill, 1869 (Anthozoa: Octocorallia: Nephtheidae), with a description of four new species from South Africa. Zootaxa 3485: 1-25, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.213868

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