Wetpixel

Paper describes new gorgon species

New gorgon species on Wetpixel

A paper published in the journal ZooKeys has described two new soft coral species found in the eastern Pacific. The gorgoniid Eugorgia has a wide geographic and bathymetric range of distribution, found from California to PerĂº and extends down to 65 m deep. The new species described are Eugorgia beebei and Eugorgia mutabilis. The morphological characters were analyzed and illustrated by light and scanning electron microscopy.