Description Solitary Caryophylliinae, fixed or free; pali present in single cycle opposite tertiary septa (may be opposite secondaries where hexamerous symmetry is lost), columella consisting of twisted ribbons or thicker vertical rods. Edge-zone of polyp not completely covering corallum.
Type-species: Caryophyllia cyathus (Ellis and Solander, 1786)
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Cnidaria Subphylum Anthozoa Class Hexacorallia Order Scleractinia Family Caryophylliidae Subfamily Caryophylliinae Genus Caryophyllia
Scientific synonyms and common names
Genus Cyanthina Ehrenberg, 1834
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