Paracyathus stearnsii

Author: Verrill, 1869


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.

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 20 - 221 m

Ocean range (global): Northeast Pacific Ocean

Habitat description: Benthic, hard substrate.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

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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/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-08-10.
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