Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Hexacorallia > Order Scleractinia > Family Caryophylliidae > Genus Lophelia

Lophelia pertusa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

LopheliaMilne-Edwards & Haime, 1849accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: spider hazards


basis of record

Cairns, S.D., B.W. Hoeksema, and J. van der Land, 2001. Scleractinia, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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, 50: pp. 109-110

additional source

Breeze, H., D.S. Davis, M. Butler, and V. Kostylev. 1997. Distribution and status of deep sea corals off Nova Scotia. Ecology Action Centre. Halifax. 58 p.

additional source

Cairns, S.D., D.R. Calder, A. Brinckmann-Voss, C.B. Castro, P.R. Pugh, C.E. Cutress, W.C. Jaap, D.G. Fautin, R.J. Larson, G.R. Harbison, M.N. Arai, and D.M. Opresko, 1991. Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates of the United States and canada: Cnidaria and Ctenophora. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, 75 pp.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Cairns, S.D., 1999. Cnidaria Anthozoa: Deep-Water azooxanthellate Scleractinia from Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna Islands. Mem. Mus. natl. Hist. nat., Paris, 180: 31-167.

additional source

Cairns, S.D., W.C. Jaap, and J.C. Lang. 2009. Scleractinia (Cnidaria) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 333–347 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

Cairns, S.D., 2009. On line appendix: Phylogenetic list of the 711 valid Recent azooxanthellate scleractinian species with their junior synonyms and depth ranges, 28 pp. In: Cold-Water Corals: The Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral Habitats. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge http://www.lophelia.org/online-appendices

additional source

Reyes, J., N. Santodomingo and S.D. Cairns, 2009. Caryophylliidae (Scleractinia) from the Colombian Caribbean. Zootaxa 2262: 1-39, including 4 pls.

source of synonymy

Zibrowius, H. 1980, Les Scleractiniares de la Mediterranee et de l Atlantique nord-oriental. Mem. Inst. ocean. , Monaco, 11: 284 pp.


Zibrowius, H. 1980, Les Scleractiniares de la Mediterranee et de l Atlantique nord-oriental. Mem. Inst. ocean. , Monaco, 11: 284 pp.


Cairns, S.D., 1994. Scleractinia of the Temperate North Pacific. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 557:150 pp., 42 plates, 3 figs.


Cairns, S.D., 2000. A revision of the shallow-water azooxanthellate Scleractinia of the western Atlantic. Stud. Nat. Hist. Carib. Reg. 75: 321 pp., 215 figs.



External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF


Hoeksema, B. (2011). Lophelia pertusa (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:135161




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