NARMS taxon details

Anthomastus grandiflorus Verrill, 1878

125335  (

marine, fresh, terrestrial
Verrill, A. E. (1878). Art. 46. Notice of recent additions to the marine fauna of the eastern coast of North America, No. 2. <em>American Journal of Science and Arts.</em> 16(95):371-378., available online at
page(s): 376 [details]   
McFadden, C.; Cordeiro, R.; Williams, G.; van Ofwegen, L. (2022). World List of Octocorallia. Anthomastus grandiflorus Verrill, 1878. Accessed through: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvanitidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2022) European Register of Marine Species at: on 2022-09-30
Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvanitidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2022). European Register of Marine Species. Anthomastus grandiflorus Verrill, 1878. Accessed at: on 2022-09-30
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original description Verrill, A. E. (1878). Art. 46. Notice of recent additions to the marine fauna of the eastern coast of North America, No. 2. <em>American Journal of Science and Arts.</em> 16(95):371-378., available online at
page(s): 376 [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at [details]   

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record van Ofwegen, L.; Grasshoff, M.; van der Land, J. (2001). Octocorallia (excl. Pennatulacea), <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 104-105 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Jurgensen, H. F. E. (1927). Anthomastus. The Danish Ingolf-Expedition. <em>Bianco Luno. Copenhagen.</em> 5: 1-14. [details]   

additional source Madsen, F. J. (1944). Octocorallia (Stolonifera - Telestacea - Xeniidae - Alcyonacea - Gorgonacea). <em>The Danish Ingolf-Expedition, Vol. V. Bianco Luno A/S.</em> 5(13): 1-65., available online at [details]   

additional source Watling, L.; Auster, P. (2005). Distribution of deep-water Alcyonacea off the Northeast Coast of the United States. In: Freiwald, A., R.J. Murray, editors. Cold-Water Corals and Ecosystems. <em>Proceedings of the Second Deep-Sea Coral Symposium.</em> 279-296. [details]   

additional source López-González, P. J.; Gili, J. M. (2000). A new octocoral genus (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) from Antarctic waters. <em>Polar Biology.</em> 23: 452-458.
page(s): 453, 457 [details]   

additional source Molodtsova, T.N., 2013. Deep-sea mushroom soft corals (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea: Alcyoniidae) of the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Marine Biology Research 9 (5-6): 488-515.
page(s): 492-493 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Tixier-Durivault, A.; d'Hondt, M.J. (1974). Les octocoralliaires de la campagne Biacores. <em>Bulletin de la Museum Nationale d'Histoire naturelle Paris, Ser. 3.</em> 252: 1361-1433.
page(s): 1388 [details]   

additional source Bayer, F. M. (1995). A new genus of alcyonacean coral (Anthozoa: Octocorallia) from Caribbean waters. <em>Bulletin of marine science.</em> 56(2): 620-624., available online at
page(s): 621 [details]   

additional source Verrill, A. E. (1922). Report of the Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913-18. <em>Volume III: Mollusks, Echinoderms, Coelenterates, etc. Part G: Alcyonaria and Actiniaria.</em> F. A. Acland, Ottawa, Canada, 165 pp., available online at
page(s): 40-41 [details]   

additional source Bayer, F. M. (1993). Taxonomic status of the octocoral genus Bathyalcyon (Alcyoniidae: Anthomastinae), with descriptions of a new subspecies from the Gulf of Mexico and a new species of Anthomastus from Antarctic waters. <em>Precious Corals and Octocoral Research.</em> 1: 3–13.
page(s): 6 [details]   

additional source Williams, G.C. (1992). The Alcyonacea of southern Africa. Stoloniferous octocorals and soft corals (Coelenterata, Anthozoa). <em>Annals of the South African Museum.</em> 100: 249-358., available online at
page(s): 277, 302, 305 [details]   

additional source Kükenthal, W. (1906). Alcyonacea. <em>Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition auf dem Dampfer “Valdivia”, 1898–1899.</em> 13: 1-111, plates 1-12., available online at
page(s): 59-60 [details]   

additional source d'Hondt, M.J. (1992). Description d'Anthomastus globosus n. sp. (Octocorallia, Alcyonacea) de Nouvelle-Caledonie. Remarques sur quelques especes de genre. <em>Bulletin de la Museum Nationale d'Histoire naturelle Paris, Ser. 4.</em> 14, sect. A (3-4): 623-638.
page(s): 634, 636 [details]   

additional source Verrill, A.E. (1883). Report on the Anthozoa, and on some additional species dredged by the "Blake" in 1877-1879, and by the U.S. Fish Commission steamer "Fish Hawk" in 1880-82. <em>Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard.</em> 11: 1-72, plates 1-8., available online at
page(s): 41-43 [details]   

additional source Hickson, S.J. (1904). The Alcyonaria of the Cape of Good Hope, Part II. <em>Marine Investigations in South Africa.</em> 3: 211-239, plates 7-9., available online at
page(s): 217-218 [details]   

additional source Benham, W.B. (1928). On some alcyonarians from New Zealand waters. <em>Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand.</em> 59: 67-84., available online at
page(s): 78 [details]   

additional source Kükenthal, W. (1910). Zur Kenntnis der Gattung Anthomastus Verr. <em>Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte Ostasiens. Herausgegeben von Dr. F. Doflein. Abhandlungen der math.-phys. Klasse der K. Bayer. Akademie der Wissenschaften.</em> I. Suppl. 9: 1-15, plate 1.
page(s): 4 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Deichmann, E. (1936). The Alcyonaria of the western part of the Atlantic Ocean. <em>Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard College.</em> 53: 1-317, plates 1-37., available online at
page(s): 5, 47, 52-54, 291, 298, Plate 1, 3 [details]   

additional source Mortensen, P. B.; Buhl-Mortensen, L. (2005). Deep-water corals and their habitats in The Gully, a submarine canyon off Atlantic Canada. André Freiwald and J. Murray Roberts (eds.). Springer. Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 247-277
page(s): 258, 259, 260, 262, 264, 273 [details]   

additional source Verrill, A. E. (1922). The Alcyonaria of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913-1918, with a revision of some other Canadian genera and species. Report on the Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913-1918, 8, G, G3-G87, available online at
page(s): 40, 41, 76, 82 [details]   

additional source Sherwood, O. A.; Jamieson, R. E.; Edinger, E. N.; Wareham, V. E. (2008). Stable C and N isotopic composition of cold-water corals from the Newfoundland and Labrador continental slope: Examination of trophic, depth and spatial effects. Deep-Sea Research, 55, 1392-1402
page(s): 1392, 1394, 1396, 1397, 1398, 1399 [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

Anthomastus cf. grandiflorus,  287 m Gulf of Mexico,.

Photograph courtesy of Lophelia II Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks, BOEM-NOAA-OER. Identification by A. Quattrini. For more information see: Brooks JM, Fisher C, Roberts H, Cordes E, Baums I, Bernard B, Church R, Etnoyer P, German C, Goehring E,  McDonald I, Roberts H, Shank T, Warren D, Welsh S, Wolff G, Weaver D (2015). Exploration and research of northern Gulf of Mexico deepwater natural and artificial hard-bottom habitats with emphasis on coral communities: Reefs, rigs, and wrecks—“Lophelia II” Appendices. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. OCS Study BOEM 2016-022. 711 p.

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