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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Classis: Anthozoa
Subclassis: Alcyonaria
Ordo: Alcyonacea
Subordo: Holaxonia

Familia: Acanthogorgiidae
Genus: Calcigorgia
Species (10): C. beringi – C. gigantea – C. gracilis – C. herba – C. japonica – C. lukini – C. matua – C. pacifica – C. simushiri – C. spiculifera

Calcigorgia Broch, 1935

Type species: Calcigorgia spiculifera Broch, 1935 (monotypy when established)
Primary references

Broch, H. 1935. Oktokorallen des nördlichsten Pazifischen Ozeans und ihre Beziehungen zur atlantischen Fauna. Avhandlinger utgitt av det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi i Oslo. I. Matematisk-Naturvidenskapelig Klasse. 1: 1—35. Reference page. [see page 25, original description]

Additional references

Bayer, F.M. 1981. Key to the genera of Octocorallia exclusive of Pennatulacea (Coelenterata: Anthozoa), with diagnoses of new taxa. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 94(3): 902-947. BHL Reference page. [see page 920]
Dautova, T.N. 2018. Two new species of deep-water Calcigorgia gorgonians (Anthozoa: Octocorallia) from the Kurile Islands, Sea of Okhotsk, with a review of distinctive characters of the known species of the genus. European Journal of Taxonomy 408: 1-22. DOI: 10.5852/ejt.2018.408 Open access full article (PDF). Reference page.
Dautova, T.N. 2019. New species of deep-water Calcigorgia gorgonians (Anthozoa: Octocorallia) from the Sea of Okhotsk, with a re-diagnosis and a taxonomic review of the genus. European Journal of Taxonomy. 549: 1-27. DOI: 10.5852/EJT.2019.549 Open access Reference page.
Matsumoto, A.K., van Ofwegen, L.P., Bayer, F.M. 2019. A revision of the genus Calcigorgia (Cnidaria, Octocorallia, Acanthogorgiidae) with the description of three new species. Zootaxa. 4571: 1–27. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4571.1.1 Open access Reference page.


Cordeiro, R.; McFadden, C.; van Ofwegen, L.; Williams, G. (2020). World List of Octocorallia. Calcigorgia Broch, 1935. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2020-09-19

BHL bibliography
Catalogue of Life: 2021 Annual Checklist
Calcigorgia – Taxon details on Encyclopedia of Life (EOL).
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Calcigorgia.

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