Iciligorgia schrammi

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Iciligorgia schrammi
Iciligorgia schrammi.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Subclass: Octocorallia
Order: Alcyonacea
Suborder: Scleraxonia
Family: Anthothelidae
Genus: Iciligorgia
Species: I. schrammi
Binomial name
Iciligorgia schrammi
Duchassaing, 1870[1]

Iciligorgia schrammi, common names deepwater sea fan and black sea fan[2][3] is a species of gorgonian sea fan in the family Anthothelidae.[1]

Description[edit]

Iciligorgia schrammi is dichotomously branched in a single plane, and can be light brown to bright red in colour.[4]

Distribution[edit]

In the Atlantic Ocean, this species is found in Georgia to south Florida, Brazil, and in the Caribbean.[4]

Habitat[edit]

Iciligorgia schrammi normally grows at depths from 3 to 368 metres. It lives on vertical walls, and can also grow in deep water where the water is clear and the current high on slope breaks.[5]

Postage stamp[edit]

An illustration of this species appears on a 2005 Aruban 100 cent postage stamp.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Iciligorgia schrammi Duchassaing, 1870". Marinespecies.org. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  2. ^ "ITIS Standard Report Page: Iciligorgia schrammi". Itis.gov. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  3. ^ "Iciligorgia schrammi (Deep-Water Sea Fan)". Zipcodezoo.com. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  4. ^ a b "Shallow Octocorals of the SAB - Iciligorgia schrammi". Dnr.sc.gov. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  5. ^ "NOAA CoRIS - Navassa Island: Marine Biota". Coris.noaa.gov. 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  6. ^ "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species". Marinespecies.org. 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 

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