Author: Marenzeller, 1878


General: Colonies erect, arborescent from one main stalk. Polyps non-retractile.

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Worldwide distribution in temperate to polar regions, mostly in colder waters.

Published depth range: Subtidal - 2000 m.

Habitat description: Benthic.

Additional Information


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Williams, G.C. and L. Lundsten (2009). The nephtheid soft coral genus Gersemia (Marenzeller, 1878) with the description of a new species from the northeast Pacific and a review of two additional species (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea). Zoologische Mededelingen, 83: 1067-1081.

Citation: Gersemia (Marenzeller, 1878) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-12-04.
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