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Description Villogorgia sp., 60 m Roughtongue Reef, Gulf of Mexico.

Photograph courtesy of NOAA-USGS-Deep Sea Systems International. Identifications by P. Etnoyer et al. For more information see supplementary material in: Etnoyer PJ, Wickes LN, Silva M, Dubick JD, Balthis L, Salgado E, MacDonald IR (2016). Decline in condition of gorgonian octocorals on mesophotic reefs in the northern Gulf of Mexico: before and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Coral Reefs 35: 77-90.
Author NOAA-USGS-Deep Sea Systems International JPG file - 353.55 kB - 1 320 x 877 pixels added on 2017-03-16155 viewsERMS taxaDigital photo, entire species Villogorgia Duchassaing & Michelloti, 1862 Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License
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