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Iciligorgia schrammi

deep-water sea fan
Iciligorgia schrammi
File:Iciligorgia schrammi.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Subphylum: Anthozoa
Class: Anthozoa
Subclass: Alcyonaria
Order: Alcyonacea
Suborder: Scleraxonia
Family: Anthothelidae
Genus: Iciligorgia
Species: I. schrammi
Binomial name
Iciligorgia schrammi
Duchassaing, 1870

Iciligorgia schrammi, common names deepwater sea fan and black sea fan[1][2] is a species of gorgonian sea fan in the family Anthothelidae.[3]

Vernacular Names

  • English: Black Sea fan · deep-water sea fan · Deepwater Sea Fan
  • German: Tiefseegorgonie


Iciligorgia schrammi is dichotomously branched in a single plane, and can be light brown to bright red in colour.[4]

Habitat and Ecology


Iciligorgia schrammi normally grows at depths from 3 to 368 metres. It lives on vertical walls, and can also grow in deep water where the water is clear and the current high on slope breaks.[5]

Biome: Marine.


Name Status

Name status: accepted name.
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: van Ofwegen, Leen, 17-Sep-2010
Source: WoRMS Octocorallia, 01-Nov-2014


In the Atlantic Ocean, this species is found in Georgia to south Florida, Brazil, and in the Caribbean.[4]

  • Reported here: Antarctica, Bahamas, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, United States.
  • Reported here: Gulf of Mexico
  • Aquatic regions:  

Map showing distribution of observations of Iciligorgia schrammi.

Postage stamp

An illustration of this species appears on a 2005 Aruban 100 cent postage stamp.[6]

More Information


  • Catalog of Life Identifier: d219a8938a24a421a8582ba4ac73bae8
  • GBIF: TaxonID: 2262126 TaxonKey: 303684
  • ITIS: 52098
  • Namebank ID: 2565206
  • SP2000 Accepted Name Code: URM-Cn-1734
  • ZipcodeZoo CritterID: 451837


  1. "ITIS Standard Report Page: Iciligorgia schrammi". Itis.gov. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  2. "Iciligorgia schrammi (Deep-Water Sea Fan)". Zipcodezoo.com. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named marinespecies1
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Shallow Octocorals of the SAB - Iciligorgia schrammi". Dnr.sc.gov. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  5. "NOAA CoRIS - Navassa Island: Marine Biota". Coris.noaa.gov. 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  6. "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species". Marinespecies.org. 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 


  • Coral Reefs of the World./i url p. 281, p. 301, p. 339, p. 356.
  • Final environmental impact statement prepared on the proposed Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary./i [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Coastal Zone Management, [1980] url p. 56, p. 57.
  • The Alcyonaria of the western part of the Atlantic ocean / by Elisabeth Deichmann./i 53 1936 Cambridge, U.S.A.: Printed for the Museum, 1936. url descr. of plate 5 [1], p. 6, p. 74, p. 82.
  • The Gorgonacea of the Siboga Expedition./i Leyden, E.J. Brill, 1902-1937. url p. 18.
  • The Gorgonacea of the Siboga expedition./i Leyden, E. J. Brill, 1902-11. url p. 18.

External Links



  • American Fisheries Society. iCommon and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Cnidaria and Ctenophora/i Second Edition. Special Publication 28. ISBN 1-888569-39-5.
  • Bisby, F.A., Y.R. Roskov, M.A. Ruggiero, T.M. Orrell, L.E. Paglinawan, P.W. Brewer, N. Bailly, J. van Hertum, eds (2007). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2007 Annual Checklist. Species 2000: Reading, U.K.
  • Brands, S.J. (comp.) 1989-present. The Taxonomicon. Universal Taxonomic Services, Zwaag, The Netherlands. Accessed January 16, 2012.
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Accessed March 02, 2008. http://www.gbif.org Mediated distribution data from provider.
  • Ruggiero M., Gordon D., Bailly N., Kirk P., Nicolson D. (2011). The Catalogue of Life Taxonomic Classification, Edition 2, Part A. In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2011 Annual Checklist (Bisby F.A., Roskov Y.R., Orrell T.M., Nicolson D., Paglinawan L.E., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Ouvrard D., eds). DVD; Species 2000: Reading, UK.
  • a target="_blank| URMO: UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. Release date: November 18, 2008]

Page Notes

  • URL: http://ZipcodeZoo.com/index.php/Iciligorgia_schrammi
  • Primary Sources: Global Biodiversity Information Facility · the Taxonomicon · The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011 · Wikipedia · WoRMS Octocorallia, 01-Nov-2014 · ZipcodeZoo.com.
  • Map Data Sources: Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 02, 2008:National Museum of Natural History: NMNH Invertebrate Zoology Collections ·