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-OERJPG file - 74.16 kB - 606 x 452 pixelsadded on 2017-06-13380 viewsWoRMS taxaDigital photo, entire speciesAcanthogorgia aspera Pourtalès, 1867 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License
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