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Description Stichopathes lutkeni, 50-75 m Flower Garden Banks, Gulf of Mexico.

Photograph courtesy of NOAA-FGBNMS/UNCW-UVP. Identifications by D. Opresko. Note that colonies in the Caribbean often have a reddish coloration, whereas those from the Flower Garden Banks are more often orange to cream-colored. For more information see: Opresko DM, Nuttall MF, Hickerson EL (2016). Black corals of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Gulf of Mexico Science 2016(1): 47-67.
Author NOAA-FGBNMS/UNCW-UVP JPG file - 569.72 kB - 1 791 x 1 344 pixels added on 2017-03-30126 viewsURMO taxaDigital photo, entire species Stichopathes lutkeni Brook, 1889 accepted as Stichopathes luetkeni Brook, 1889checked Molodtsova, Tina 2018-07-06 Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License
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