Coral Thicket with Lobster

A thicket of white stony coral (Lophelia pertusa) shelters a squat lobster (Eumunida picta). This is the typical shape of this widespread species of deep-sea coral. See more pictures of coral in our Deep-sea Corals article.

: A thicket of Lophelia pertusa, a widespread deep sea coral, shelters a squat lobster.
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S. Ross et al., UNCW, NOAA/USGS DISCOVRE Cruise