Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Venus Sea Fan Gorgonia flabellum

Classification

Gorgoniidae [family]
Gorgonia [genus] (3)
flabellum [species]

Classification

Gorgoniidae [family]
Gorgonia [genus] (3)
flabellum [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Bonaire
  • Indigenous (1) - Curaçao
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Eustatius
  • Notes on presence status Marine species are considered ubiquitous around the Dutch Caribbean by Macrae et al (2021), but this species has not been recorded yet on Aruba, St. Maarten and Saba.

    Publications

    • Bayer, F.M. 1961. The Shallow-water Octocorallia of the West Indian region. Studies on the fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands 12: 1-373.
    • Gordon, I. 1925. Gorgonids from Curaçao Island. Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde 24(1): 15-24.
    • Lau, Y.W. 2016. Octocorals of St. Eustatius. In: Marine biodiversity survey of St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean, 2015. 38-42. Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, and ANEMOON Foundation, Bennebroek.
    • MacRae, D.M. & De Meyer, K. 2020. Dutch Caribbean conservation species list. Using management effectiveness to strengthen species conservation in the Caribbean.