Eunicella verrucosa (Pallas, 1766)

AphiaID: 125366

pink sea-fan

Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Octocorallia (Subclass) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Holaxonia (Suborder) > Gorgoniidae (Family)

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OMARE records: 15
OBIS records: 0

Identifying features

  • Profusely branching fan-shaped colonies with close-set polyps on warty protuberences (calyces).
  • Sclerites are warty spindles in the inner coenenchyme and balloon-club shaped in the outer.
  • Height up to 50 cm.
  • Colour varies from white to deep orange-pink.

Conservation Status

Synonyms

Gorgonia verrucosa Pallas, 1766
Eunicella germaini Stiasny, 1937
Eunicella tenuis Verrill, 1869
Gorgonia verrucosa Pallas, 1766
Gorgonia verrucosa Pallas, 1766

International References

additional source Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.). (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp. [details]

basis of record van Ofwegen, L.; Grasshoff, M.; van der Land, J. (2001). Octocorallia (excl. Pennatulacea), in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 104-105 [details]

additional source Watling, L.; Auster, P. (2005). Distribution of deep-water Alcyonacea off the Northeast Coast of the United States. In: Freiwald, A., R.J. Murray, editors. Cold-Water Corals and Ecosystems. Proceedings of the Second Deep-Sea Coral Symposium, Erlangen, Germany, September 2003. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp 279-296. [details]

additional source Watling, L.; Auster, P. (2005). Distribution of deep-water Alcyonacea off the Northeast Coast of the United States. In: Freiwald, A., R.J. Murray, editors. Cold-Water Corals and Ecosystems. Proceedings of the Second Deep-Sea Coral Symposium. 279-296. [details]

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