BIOTIC Species Information for Eunicella verrucosa
Researched byDr Keith Hiscock Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Scientific nameEunicella verrucosa Common namePink sea fan
MCS CodeD611 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumCnidaria Subphylum
SuperclassAnthozoa ClassOctocorallia
Subclass OrderGorgonacea
Suborder FamilyPlexauridae
GenusEunicella Speciesverrucosa

Additional InformationMay be confused with Swiftia pallida, which occurs in Scotland northwards to Scandinavia but is much less branched, has generally thinner branches and may be white or rose coloured.
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Manuel, 1988,
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