Dutch Caribbean Species Register

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

Wide-mesh Sea Fan Gorgonia mariae

Classification

Gorgonia [genus]
(3 species)
mariae [species] (1)

Classification

Gorgonia [genus]
(3 species)
mariae [species] (1)

Presence

Recorded on
  • Saba Bank
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Saba Bank
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Eustatius
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Maarten
  • 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, Bonaire, Curaçao 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.
    • Etnoyer, P.J., Wirshing, H.H., Sánchez, J.A. 2010. Rapid assessment of Octocoral diversity and habitat on Saba Bank, Netherlands Antilles. PLoS ONE 5(5): 1-9.
    • 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.