Pertaining to, or resembling, a Gorgon; terrifying into stone; terrific.
Pertaining to the Gorgoniacea; as, gorgonian coral.
One of the Gorgoniacea.
an anthozoan of the subclass Octocorallia, commonly called sea fans and sea whips
corals having a horny of calcareous branching skeleton
Colonial anthozoans with a usually horny and branching axial skeleton; of the Order Gorgonacea
A tropical or subtropical octocoral with upright branchy plant-like or fan-like growths and a skeleton made of a horny organic material. For example, the Sea Fans (Scientific names: Gorgonia ventalina, G. flabellum, G. mariae, Pacifigorgia spp.).
A member of a group of corals that grow in tree like shapes; some live in cold, deep water and grow very slowly.
A variety of colonizing coral, including sea fans and sea whips