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Black coral diversity
Black coral diversity
Description Almost completely dead antipatharian black coral (possibly Leiopathes sp.) host to a wide variety of invertebrates, photographed in 604 m, west of Little Bahama Bank from submersible Johnson Sea-Link II, 29 July 2009, during NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research cruise Bioluminescence 2009 (Tamara Frank, HBOI/FAU, principal investigator). Organisms include numerous Venus’ flytrap anemones (Actinoscyphiidae), two large red brisingid asteroids (Novodinia antillensis), two large gorgonocephalid basketstars (Ophiuroidea); ophiacanthid and asteroschematid ophiuroids; chyrostylid squat lobster (Crustacea: Anomura); scalpelliform barnacles (Cirripedia); colonial anemones (Zoantharia); several unidentified hydroids, and (near far right) a small cusk eel (Teleostei: Ophidiidae). Organisms on the sea floor include primnoid octocorals (Plumarella sp. and possibly Candidella sp.), coiled eunicid polychaete tubes covered with Parazoanthidae, and (left rear) a white sponge (Porifera: Demospongiae: Pachastrellidae). © Johnsen S, Frank TM, Haddock SHD, Widder EA, Messing CG (2012). J. Exp. Biol. 215, 3335-3343. Author Johnsen S, Frank TM, Haddock SHD, Widder EA, Messing CGJPG file - 1.00 MB - 2625 x 3300 pixelsmore
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Original Time Taken: 2013:01:10 17:19:07
Time Digitized: 2013:01:10 17:19:07
added on 2013-01-101,319 views
WoRMS taxa
CirripediaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor HexacoralliaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Actinoscyphiidae Stephenson, 1920Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Parazoanthidae Delage & Hérouard, 1901Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorchecked Sinniger, Frederic 2013-01-12 Leiopathes Haime, 1849Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorchecked Molodtsova, Tina 2013-06-14 AnomuraUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor OphiuroideaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorchecked Stöhr, Sabine 2013-01-11 Candidella Bayer, 1954Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Ophidiidae Rafinesque, 1810Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Pachastrellidae Carter, 1875Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Plumarella Gray, 1870Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Novodinia antillensis (A.H. Clark, 1934)Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor© 2013 Johnsen S, Frank TM, Haddock SHD, Widder EA, Messing CG
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