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)
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.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Cairns, S.D. (2007). Calcaxonian Octocorals (Cnidaria; Anthozoa) from Eastern Pacific Seamounts. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 58: 511-541.
Citation: Calyptrophora bayeri (Cairns, 2007) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Calyptrophora%20bayeri. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2018-10-17.