4096 — ''Paragorgia arborea (Linn.). (Red phase)''
Notes from Piers Accession Book:
Scientific Name: Paragorgia arborea (Linn.). (Red phase) Classification according to Whiteaves' Catalogue of Maine Invertebrates, 1901: Phylum: Coelenterata, Class: Anthozoa or Actinozoa, Sub-class: Alcyonaria; Order: Pseudaxonia, Family: Briarcidǣ
Common Name: One of the Alcyonarians; brought up in the Cape Cod-St. Pierre telegraph cable, in from 500 to 600 fathoms of water, about 75 miles to the SSW of Cape Sable, N.S., between Brown's & George's Banks. Cable SS. "Minia." by Chief Officer Jas. Adams (c.d.) Cable S.S. "Minia", Halifax. (He telephoned us about these on 26 Dec. 1913.)
Remarks: Colour whitish coral-red. Determined by a professor at the Atlantic Biological Station, St. Andrews, N.B., Aug.1916.
Date Accessioned: 30 December 1913
Reference no.: Harry Piers accession number 4096 Nova Scotia Museum Zoology Collection