Desmophyllum (cf.) dianthus (Cup Coral) is a solitary deep-sea scleractinian, or stony, coral common along the walls of Alvin Canyon.

Desmophyllum (cf.) dianthus (Cup Coral) is a solitary deep-sea scleractinian, or stony, coral common along the walls of Alvin Canyon. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.

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