There are more than 60 known species of Chrysogorgia and species identification requires examination of sclerites and other anatomical features not visible in the images. The image shown here was collected at Kamba-1 and a similar specimen was seen at Pweza-3, both sites are in Block 4 offshore Tanzania at approximately 1380 m water depth. In each case the coral provides habitat for chirostylid squat lobsters.
|Date:||25 September 2014|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Anthozoa (Sea Anemones & Corals) > Alcyonacea (Soft Corals)|
|Behaviour:||Provides habitat for chirostylid squat lobsters|
|Site:||Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Kamba-1|
|Countries:||East Africa > Tanzania|
|Rig:||Deep Sea Metro I|
|Project Partners:||BG Group, Oceaneering|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||03 March 2015|
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