gorgonian coral

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Synonyms for gorgonian coral

corals having a horny or calcareous branching skeleton

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in the GOA indicate that juvenile red rockfish of the size encountered in 2001 can occupy a wide variety of habitat types, including other species of sponge, gorgonian coral colonies, and interstices between cobbles and boulders.
Among the many gorgonian coral diseases, only one has been systematically characterized.
For example, yelloweye (Sebastes ruberrimus) rockfish may use the large gorgonian coral Primnoa as a vantage point to prey upon small fishes (Krieger and Wing, 2002).
Among structureforming invertebrates, the volcanic outcrop also harbors high densities of barrel, flat, foliose, and vase sponges, gorgonian corals, the large anemone Metridium sp.