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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.