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Pterogorgia ancepsPallas, 1766Pterogorgia anceps
Common Name: Angular sea whip

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
CnidariaAnthozoaAlcyonaceaGorgoniidaePterogorgiaanceps
Characteristics
Larger colonies (< 2 ft) with branching in all directions

Branches flat and narrow with pointed tips

Polyps in common grove running along branch edges (calyces not in separate aperatures)

Appearance of 3 blades on any branch distinguishes P. anceps from P. guadalupensis

In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByGuzman and Guevara (1998, 1999, 2001)
Sampling methodsDive Coral Transect
LocalityIslas Pastores, Cristobal, Popa, Cayo Agua, Bastimentos, Solarte, Carenero, Colon, Península de Valiente, Río Calovébora.
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Data entered by: Rebecca Rissanen
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Reference
Collin, R. et al. 2005. Photographic Identification Guide to some Common Marine Invertebrates of Bocas Del Toro, Panama. Caribbean Journal of Science. 41(3): 638-707.

Guzmán, H. M. & C. A. Guevara. 1998. Arrecifes coralinos de Bocas del Toro, Panamá: II. Distribución, estructura y estado de conservación de los arrecifes de las Islas Bastimentos, Solarte, Carenero y Colón. Rev. Biol. Trop. 46(4): 889-912.

Guzman, H.M. & C. Guevara. 1999. Arrecifes coralinos de Bocas del Toro, Panamá: III. Distribución, estructura, diversidad y estado de conservación de los arrecifes de las islas Pastores, Cristóbal, Popa y Cayo Agua. Rev. Biol. Trop., 47(4): 659-676.

Guzman, H.M. & C. Guevara. 2001. Arrecifes coralinos de Bocas del Toro, Panamá: IV. Distribución, estructura y estado de conservación de los arrecifes continentales de Península Valiente. Rev. Biol. Trop. 49(1): 53-66.

STRI Taxonomy and Ecology of Caribbean Gorgonians and Black Corals Course 2007.
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