An Isidid coral

This Isidid from 1300 meters at Murray Seamount exhibits a whorled branching morphology, suggesting it is Acanella. But it branches at the internodes, suggesting it is Keratoisis. Image courtesy of Exploring Alaska's Seamounts 2002, NOAA/OER.

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