Size: 28 cm (h)
General: All colonies are strictly uniplanar. The axis is bronze in color. Branching is dichotomous and somewhat irregular.
Ocean range (global): Juan de Fuca Ridge off Oregon and eastern Pacific seamounts from off Oregon (Vance Seamount) to the Gulf of Alaska south of the eastern Aleutian Islands (Derickson Seamount, Gulf of Alaska).
Published depth range: 1962 – 2773 m
Habitat description: Benthic, hard substrate.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Cairns, S.D. (2007). Calcaxonian Octocorals (Cnidaria; Anthozoa) from Eastern Pacific Seamounts. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 58: 511-541.
Citation: Parastenella gymnogaster (Cairns, 2007) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Parastenella%20gymnogaster. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-09-28.