Author: cuvier, 1798


General: A long thin stalk with a cluster of polyps at the end indicates Umbellula; a short, more robust stalk may indicate Kophobelemnon.

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Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment.

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Williams, G.C. (2001). First record of a bioluminescent soft coral: description of a disjunct population of Eleutherobia grayi (Thomson and Dean, 1921) from the Solomon Islands, with a review of bioluminescence in the octocorallia. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 52: 209-225.

Risaro, J., G.C. Williams, D. Pereyra, and D. Lauretta (2020). Umbellula pomona sp. nov., a new sea pen from Mar del Plata Submarine Canyon (Cnidaria: Octocorallia: Pennatulacea). European Journal of Taxonomy 720(1): 121–143.

Citation: Umbellula (cuvier, 1798) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2023-09-24.
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