(Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860)
Gorgonians. Colonies form dense clusters of tangled, branched stems with
large, prominent, white polyps. Stems tipped with single polyps; below,
secondary (daughter) polyps grow in pairs or groups of three at about
the same level. White pale pink stalks have eight longitudinal grooves.
Polyps usually extended. Stems often encrusted and/or overgrown with
algae, sponge and other organisms.
Habitat environment and ecology
St. Eustatius. BES-eilanden
[Niels Schrieken, march 2015]
- Humann, P. (2001). Reef Creature Identification: Florida, Caribbean,
Bahamas Author: Paul Humann, Publisher: New World Publications Pages: 4.