General: Branching from main branch sympodial in an ascending spiral (clockwise or counterclockwise) producing a bottlebrush colony, or dichotomous in one or more planes. Branch- lets repeatedly and dichotomously branched; terminal branchlets short. Polyps large in relation to branch and well separated. Sclerites consist of spindles, rods, and scales. Axis with a brilliant metallic luster, usually golden or yellow in color.
Ocean range (global): Cosmopolitan.
Published depth range: 100 – 3375 m
Habitat description: Benthic, hard substrate.
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: Chrysogorgia (Duchassaing and Michelotti, 1864) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Chrysogorgia. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-06-30.