Acanthoptilum

Author: Kölliker, 1870

Description

General: Very long, tan or white.

Size: to 1500 mm



Geographic Information

Published depth range: 10 - 120 m

Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment.



Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Gary Williams, California Academy of Sciences.



References

Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Williams, G.C. (1995). Living genera of sea pens (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Pennatulacea): illustrated key and synopses. Zoological Journal of Linnean Society, 113: 93-140.

Williams, G. C. (2001). First record of a bioluminescent soft coral: description of a disjunct population of Eleutherobia grayi (Thomson and Dean, 1921) from the Solomon Islands, with a review of bioluminescence in the octocorallia. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 52: 209-225.

Citation: Acanthoptilum (Kölliker, 1870) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Acanthoptilum. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-12-05.
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