Swiftia kofoidi

Alternate names: red sea fan

Author: (Nutting 1909)


General: Densely branched fan-shaped. Branches thin, delicate, rusty red. It is possible that some of these animals are S. torreyi which are darker in color, with thinner branches and anastomosed branches. This taxonomic group may be in need of revision.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic, hard substrate.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Beth Horvath, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California.


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Citation: Swiftia kofoidi ((Nutting 1909)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Swiftia%20kofoidi. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-12-05.
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