Metallogorgia Versluys, 1902

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.989.53104

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scientific name

Metallogorgia Versluys, 1902
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Genus Metallogorgia Versluys, 1902  

Diagnosis

(based on Versluys 1902; Nutting 1908; K√ľkenthal 1919). Main stem monopodial with a few branches occurring on the side. Axis round and solid with a smooth surface and strong metallic luster. Branches irregular, subdivided dichotomously with branchlets forming a sympodium. The coenenchyme usually thin with a few sclerites or not well differentiated this layer.

Type species.

Metallogorgia melanotrichos   (Wright & Studer, 1889)

Distribution.

Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean, in a depth range of 567-2311 m ( Watling et al. 2011, and the present study).