General: Corallum trochoid, firmly attached through a robust pedicel firmly anchored to gastropod or bivalve shells or small pebbles by a thin expansive base up to twice calicular diameter in size. Upper quarter to third of well-preserved coralla, including all calicular elements, pigmented a light to dark brown.
Size: Largest corallum examined (USNM 92603) 26.5 x 17.6 mm in calicular diameter and 18.3 mm in height.
Published depth range: 20 - 221 m
Ocean range (global): Northeast Pacific Ocean
Habitat description: Benthic, hard substrate.
ReferencesEncyclopedia 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: Paracyathus stearnsii (Verrill, 1869) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Paracyathus%20stearnsii. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-08-10.