Anthoptilum grandiflorum

Author: Verrill 1882


General: Reddish, very large polyps; heavy, may be lying on the sediment; See Williams and Alderslade 2011 for a description of the form of the peduncle in sea pens that inhabit soft substrate.

Size: to 800 mm

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 450 - 1500 m

Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment.

Additional Information


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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Williams, G.C. and P. Alderslade (2011). Three new species of pennatulacean octocorals with the ability to attach to rocky substrata (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Pennatualcea). Zootaxa, 3001: 33-48.

Citation: Anthoptilum grandiflorum (Verrill 1882) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-12-05.
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