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Ellisella barbadensisDuchassaing & michelotti, 1864Ellisella barbadensis
Common Name: devil's sea whip

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
CnidariaAnthozoaAlcyonaceaEllisellidaeEllisellabarbadensis
Habitat
Inhabit deep, clear water environments, especially on steep slopes and walls. Attach to rocky substrate.
Distribution
Florida, Caribbean.
Depth
65 - 1600 ft.
Characteristics
From Reef Coral Identification (Humann 1993): "Colonies form single, long, whip-like stalks that taper slightly from base to tip. Bright orange to orange-red to red; polyps white. Colony height: 2 - 8 ft. Base diameter: 0.25 - 0.5 in."
Other Literature
Bayer, F. M. and Grasshoff, M. 1994. The genus group taxa of the family Ellisellidae, with clarification of the genera established by J. E. Gray (Cnidaria: Octocorallia). Senckenbergiana Biologica. 74(1-2): 21-45
In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByHector Guzman & Carlos Guevara (1998). Photo by Juan A. Sanchez
LocalityIslas Bastimentos, Solarte, Carenero, Colon
Compiled by
humann, paul. 1993. reef coral identification. n
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Ellisella barbadensis
Ellisella barbadensis
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