Bathypathes sp. indet.

Fassbender, Nico, Stefanoudis, Paris V, Filander, Zoleka Nontlantla, Gendron, Gilberte, Mah, Christopher L, Mattio, Lydiane, Mortimer, Jeanne A, Moura, Carlos J, Samaai, Toufiek, Samimi-Namin, Kaveh, Wagner, Daniel, Walton, Rowana & Woodall, Lucy C, 2021, Reef benthos of Seychelles - A field guide, Biodiversity Data Journal 9, pp. 65970-65970 : 65970

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Bathypathes sp. indet.


Bathypathes sp. indet.


Type status: Other material. Taxon: scientificName: Bathypathes; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Cnidaria; class: Anthozoa; order: Antipatharia; family: Schizopathidae; genus: Bathypathes; scientificNameAuthorship: Brook, 1889; Location: waterBody: Indian Ocean; country: Seychelles; locality: D'Arros N 1 ; minimumDepthInMeters: 344 m; maximumDepthInMeters: 351 m; locationRemarks: First Descent: Seychelles Expedition; Identification: identifiedBy: Nico Fassbender, Paris Stefanoudis, Daniel Wagner; dateIdentified: 2019, 2020; identificationRemarks: identified only from imagery; Event: samplingProtocol: Submersible OR Remotely Operated Vehicle OR SCUBA; Record Level: basisOfRecord: Human observation


Colonies have two rows of fine and long branches on either side of the central axis and grow up to ~ 15-20 cm in height. Branches are thin and rounded, giving the colony a feather-like appearance. Colonies are pink to purple coloured (Fig. 25).