Caulophacus (Caulophacus) ramosus sp. nov., NIWA 126085, distribution, skeleton, and morphology A map of collection location on Kermadec Trench slope B in-situ image of the largest body; the irregular undulating stalk associated with it is largely hidden in accumulated sediment. The green line is 6.24 cm long copied from between laser spots elsewhere in the image C deck image of the large body, which was unavailable for taxonomic description since used for other analyses (image by PJS) D a smaller body (arrowhead) attached presumably to the same stalk but lower in the sinuous section with multiple branching attachments to small cobbles E The same body enlarged to show the plush of long atrial pinular pentactins F cross section of the larger contort white stalk and its central canal. Image B captured by ROV Team GEOMAR, ROV Kiel 6000 onboard RV Sonne (voyage SO254), courtesy of Project PoribacNewZ, GEOMAR, and ICBM.

  Part of: Reiswig HM, Dohrmann M, Kelly M, Mills S, Schupp PJ, W├Ârheide G (2021) Rossellid glass sponges (Porifera, Hexactinellida) from New Zealand waters, with description of one new genus and six new species. ZooKeys 1060: 33-84.