Tubipora is a genus of octocoral that lives in colonies of soft coral polyps embedded in a matrix, hard calcium carbonate external skeleton with a structure that resembles organ pipes. Some sources recognize a single species in the genus, T. musica (Wikipedia 2014; Catalogue of Life 2014) although others suggest caution stating that in many regions unidentified species may be confused with the commonly identified T. musica (Australian Biological Resources Study 2013). WORMS references five Tubipora species (van Ofwegen 2014).
- Australian Biological Resources Study 2013. Genus Tubipora. Australian Faunal Directory. Department of the Environment. Retrieved June 16, 2014 from http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/fauna/afd/taxa/Tubipora.
- Catalogue of Life, 30 May 2014. Species 2000/ITIS. Retrieved June 16, 2014 from http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/search/all/key/tubipora/match/1
- McFadden, C. S., S. C. France, J. A. Sánchez, Phil Alderslade, 2006. A molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Octocorallia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) based on mitochondrial protein-coding sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41(3): 513–527.
- Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, 27 January 2014. Tubipora. Retrieved online June 16, 2014 from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Organ_pipe_coral&oldid=592627760
- van Ofwegen, L. (2014). Tubipora Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=205676 on 2014-06-19.
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