Research Technical Report
Calcaxonian octocorals (Cnidaria; Anthozoa) from eastern Pacific seamounts
Cairns, S.D. (December 2007)
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 58(25):511-541
Eleven calcaxonian gorgonians are reported from seamounts in the Northeast Pacific, including eight new records for this region, six of which are described as new species. Twenty-one calcaxonians are now known from the Northeast Pacific (exclusive of Alaska). A table of comparisons is given for all six species of Parastenella and the three eastern Pacific species of Calyptrophora. A neotype is designated for Chrysogorgia fruticosa.