Balanophyllia elegans

Author: Verrill, 1864


General: Corallum cylindrical to trochoid, often short and squat, but occasionally taller and more vasiform.

Size: Largest specimen examined 16.8 x 13.7 mm in calicular diameter and 17.3 mm in height.

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 0 - 293 m

Ocean range (global): Northeast temperate Pacific Ocean.

Habitat description: Benthic, hard substrate.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

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World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Cairns, S.D. (1994). Scleractinia of the Temperate North Pacific. Smithsonian Institution Press. Washington, D.C., 150 pp.

Citation: Balanophyllia elegans (Verrill, 1864) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-08-10.
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