Dutch Caribbean Species Register

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

Common Sea Fan Gorgonia ventalina

Classification

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

Classification

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

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Klein Curaçao
  • Saba Bank
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Aruba
  • Indigenous (1) - Bonaire
  • Indigenous (1) - Curaçao
  • Indigenous (1) - Klein Curaçao
  • Indigenous (1) - Saba Bank
  • 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 St. Maarten.

    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.
    • Beek, I.J.M. van, Meesters, E.H.W.G. 2014. Saba Bank research expedition 2013 - Progress report. 45 pp. IMARES, Wageningen UR.
    • 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.
    • Hoek, C. van den, Breeman, A.M. 1978. The distribution of Algae, Corals and Gorgonians in relation to depth, light attenuation, water movement and grazing pressure in the fringing coral reef of Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. Aquatic Botany 5: 1-46.
    • Korzhavina, O.A., Hoeksema, B.W., Ivanenko, V.N. 2019. A review of Caribbean Copepoda associated with reef-dwelling cnidarians, echinoderms and sponges. Contributions to Zoology. [link]
    • 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.