Leptogorgia chilensis

Author: Verrill, 1868


Size: To 35 cm tall and 30 cm wide.

General: Deep red in color with white polyps. Lank and bushy with irregularly dichotomous verticle branches, up to 2.8 mm diameter, that are long, slender, and flexible. Stems can reach 4 cm long, and up to 3 mm in diameter.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic, hard substrate.

Ocean range (global): West of Spike Rock, Washington, USA to Algarrobo, Chile.

Published depth range: 8 - 231 m

Additional Information


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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Breedy, O. and H.M. Guzman (2007). A revision of the genus Leptogorgia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) in the eastern Pacific. Zootaxa, 1419:1–90. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.1419.1.1

Citation: Leptogorgia chilensis (Verrill, 1868) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Leptogorgia%20chilensis. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-12-05.
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