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Paramuricea placomus

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Erling Svensen A Paramuricea placomus with a Gorgonacephalus caputmedusae. Trondheimsfjord, Norway, 30 meter of seawater yesterday evening.

George Brown Can you "like" this photo twice? The Norwegian version is just as good as this one!

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 14 May 2013
Erling Svensen Paramuricea placomus - one picture (with diver) from 1999- the other one from May this year. So 13,5 years between these two pictures.

Esprit Heestand Saucier What a great picture! How deep is this?

Erling Svensen 33 meter. The Paramuricea can be seen up to 18 meter in Trondheimsfjord.

Message posted on NE Atlantic Cnidaria on 31 Oct 2013
Jan Roar Gjersvold Paramuricea placomus

Tom Hobock I've looked at this shot for more time than usual,aside from the fact it was a night dive which is a A+ this one Great Shot I'd call this the best shot of the day.Thank You for the post !!

Jan Roar Gjersvold Thanks alot Tom Hobock ;)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 18 Aug 2013
Erling Svensen ..... or this one - Paragorgia arborea - 2,5 meter high and just beautiful.....

Frank Emil Moen and it hasn't been growing much since 1997 (was it?)

Frank Emil Moen The numbers of Gorgonocephalus' are higher this time

Erling Svensen I bet this Paragorgia has been growing at least 1/2 meter. I have the "old" picture on the wall in front of me and can see the difference, so.....

Joanne Porter I'd like to see some of that when I come to Norway next year Erling Svensen

Francis StPierre Daly Bunker Fantastic. What are the small yellow ones?

Erling Svensen The small ones (yellow) is Paramuricea placomus. The orange one upper left is Primnoa resedaeformis, and the Sea tree have a lot of Gorgonocephalus sitting and filtrating.

Joanne Porter Maybe we will have a chance to see this Bill Sanderson

Joanne Porter Do you see any bryozoans growing on these corals Erling Svensen

Erling Svensen No, I have not seen any. We see Filigrana implexa and some other animals, but not bryozoans. But I will zoom in and take a look.

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 03 Jun 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Cnidaria (Phylum)
    Anthozoa (Class)
      Octocorallia (Subclass)
        Alcyonacea (Order)
          Holaxonia (Suborder)
            Plexauridae (Family)
              Paramuricea (Genus)
                Paramuricea placomus (Species)
Associated Species