General: Candelabra-shaped, with conspicuous "sweeper-tentacles" at the base and sometimes also observed in the branches. Large root-like calcareous holdfast. Compare to Keratoisis.
Habitat description: Benthic, hard substrate.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
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National Center for Biotechnology Information
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Citation: Isidella tentaculum Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Isidella%20tentaculum. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-12-05.