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 Branches look bulbous when polyps are withdrawn and are flexible if touched.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.
Habitat description: Benthic, hard substrate.
ReferencesEncyclopedia 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 2022-12-05.