General: Mostly reddish-purple with a white rachis, but can appear all white.
Published depth range: Over 800 m. Because Haliperis and Funiculina are indistinguishable per G. Williams, the morphotype is annotated as Funiculina-Halipetris complex when observed between 600-799 m).
Consulting taxonomist: Gary Williams, California Academy of Science.
Taxonomist assessment: 2008; ID'd from two specimens near MARS node site.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Williams, G.C. (2001). First record of a bioluminescent soft coral: description of a disjunct population of Eleutherobia grayi (Thomson and Dean, 1921) from the Solomon Islands, with a review of bioluminescence in the octocorallia. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 52: 209-225.
Citation: Funiculina (Lamarck, 1816) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Funiculina. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-12-05.