Umbellula sp. 1


General: White polyparium, buried peduncle. A similar species, U. encrinus, may live up to 75 years based on growth rings.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic, soft sediment.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Gary Williams, California Academy of Sciences.

Consulting taxonomist: Gary Williams, California Academy of Sciences.

Taxonomist assessment: March 2021: The taxonomy of this genus is in need of major revision. West Coast species should be designated to genus only for now.


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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.

Risaro, Jessica, Gary C. Williams, Daniela Pereyra & Daniel 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 sp. 1 Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-11-30.
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