Corallimorphus profundus

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Corallimorphus profundus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hexacorallia
Order: Corallimorpharia
Family: Corallimorphidae
Genus: Corallimorphus
C. profundus
Binomial name
Corallimorphus profundus
Moseley, 1877
  • Corallimorphus antarcticus Carlgren & Stephenson, 1929

Corallimorphus profundus is a species of corals in the genus Corallimorphus.[1] It lives in marine habitats.[1] This species can be found in the Southern Ocean [2] and in New Zealand.

C. profundus is considered a deep water species that most closely resembles the scleractinians: stony corals. Based on their morphological properties and genome organization, they are heavily scleractinian like in comparison to all other corallimorharians. This makes C. profundus an early diverging species that holds a key role in the coral to corallimorpharia transition.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Corallimorphus profundus Moseley 1877". Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "WoRMS distribution details". Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  3. ^ Lin, M., Kitahara, M. V., Luo, H., Tracey, D., Geller, J., Fukami, H., Miller, D. J., Chen, C. A. (2014). Mitochondrial Genome Rearrangements in the Scleractinia/Corallimorpharia Complex: Implications for Coral Phylogeny. Genome Biology and Evolution, 6(5), 1086-1095. doi:10.1093/gbe/evu084. Retrieved October 16, 2020.