Desmophyllum dianthus

Author: Esper, 1794


General: Corallum ceratoid, often flaring at calice (trumpet-shaped), attached through a robust pedicel. Corallum light brown or grey.

Size: 60 x 40 mm in calicular diameter and 50 mm in height, with a pedicel diameter of 20 mm.

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 33 - 2248 m

Ocean range (global): Cosmopolitan.

Habitat description: Benthic: rock outcrops, volcanic talus, boulders, and cobbles.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

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: Desmophyllum dianthus (Esper, 1794) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-10-22.
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