Calyptrophora bayeri

Author: Cairns, 2007


General: Loosely dichotomously branched and having branch axils of 40–50° divergence. The axis is woody in texture and a dark golden brown in color, easily seen through the thin, single layer of translucent coenenchymal scales. Calyces are white and arranged in whorls of 3 or 4; calyces face upward.

Size: 1 m (w)

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Known only from type locality off California and questionably form off Timor, 520 m (Versluys, 1906).

Published depth range: 1,683 m

Habitat description: Benthic, hard substrate, volcanic talus.

Additional Information


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Cairns, S.D. (2007). Calcaxonian Octocorals (Cnidaria; Anthozoa) from Eastern Pacific Seamounts. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 58(25): 511-541.

Citation: Calyptrophora bayeri (Cairns, 2007) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2018-03-20.
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