Balticina californica

Alternate names: Halipteris californica

Author: (Moroff, 1902)


General: Under 800 m. Because Balticina and Funiculina are indistinguishable per G. Williams, the morphotype is annotated as Funiculina-Balticina complex when observed between 600-799 m).

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Gary Williams, California Academy of Sciences.


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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Fautin, D.G., F.G. Hochberg, and J. Ljubenkov (1998). Taxonomic Atlas of the Benthic Fauna of the Santa Maria Basin and Western Santa Barbara Channel: The Cnidaria. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara. 117 pp.

Pérez C.D., R.T.S. Cordeiro, G.C. Williams, and P.B. Gomes (2021). Revised nomenclature of the sea pen genus Balticina Gray, 1870 (= Halipteris Kölliker, 1870) (Anthozoa: Octocorallia). Zootaxa, 4966(2): 237–244. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4966.2.10

Citation: Balticina californica ((Moroff, 1902)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-12-05.
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