Paragorgia arborea

Alternate names: bubblegum coral, peppermint gorgonian

Author: (Linnaeus 1758)

Description

General: Multibranched with large stems in fully grown specimens. Branches large, fluffy and thick when feeding polyps are extended. Color is usually dark pink - reddish. Branches look bulbous when polyps are withdrawn and are flexible if touched. Small specimens should be compared to Corallium and Sibogogorgia cauliflora.



Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic, hard substrate.



Additional Information



References

Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Citation: Paragorgia arborea ((Linnaeus 1758)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Paragorgia%20arborea. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-08-09.
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