This deep-water species is known from the eastern Pacific (Galápagos to California) and records from outside this area, including from Australia and New Zealand, most likely refer to other species and should be re-examined to determine their true identity.
World Register of Marine Species
Name status: accepted
Checked on: 2016-05-10 View at WoRMS - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS)
(report and map of occurrences)
Scientific Name verified against:
Cairns, S.D., 2018. Deep-water octocorals (Cnidaria, Anthozoa) from the Galápagos and Cocos Islands. Part I: Suborder Calcaxonia., ZooKeys, Vol. 729: 1-46. . doi:10.3897/zookeys.729.21779 doi:10.3897/zookeys.729.21779