General: White polyparium, buried peduncle. A similar species, U. encrinus, may live up to 75 years based on growth rings.
Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment.
Consulting taxonomist: Gary Williams, California Academy of Sciences.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
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.
Citation: Umbellula sp. 1 Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Umbellula%20sp.%201. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-12-05.