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Description Acanthogorgia aspera, 537 m Gulf of Mexico.

Photograph courtesy of Lophelia II Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks, BOEM-NOAA-OER. Identification by P. Etnoyer and A. Quattrini. For more information see: Brooks JM, Fisher C, Roberts H, Cordes E, Baums I, Bernard B, Church R, Etnoyer P, German C, Goehring E,  McDonald I, Roberts H, Shank T, Warren D, Welsh S, Wolff G, Weaver D (2015). Exploration and research of northern Gulf of Mexico deepwater natural and artificial hard-bottom habitats with emphasis on coral communities: Reefs, rigs, and wrecks—“Lophelia II” Appendices. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. OCS Study BOEM 2016-022. 711 p.
Author BOEM-NOAA-OER JPG file - 74.16 kB - 606 x 452 pixels added on 2017-06-13421 viewsChaRMS taxaDigital photo, entire species Acanthogorgia aspera Pourtalès, 1867 Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License
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