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.

Item Type:Image
Creator(s):Gates, A
Identification:Morris, K
Date:25 September 2014
Copyright:SERPENT Project
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
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1384
Countries:East Africa > Tanzania
Habitat:benthic boundary
Rig:Deep Sea Metro I
Project Partners:BG Group, Oceaneering
ROV:Millennium 114
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:03 March 2015

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