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Long spine sea fan
Muricea pinnata
Bayer, 1961

Description:
Colonies have open pinnate branching in single planes; older colonies may be somewhat bushy, up to 45 cm. Branchlets short, stiff and widely spaced. Apertures bordered by a distinctive, long, sharp terminal spine.

Color:
Branches whitish to light gray or yellow-brown; polyps yellowish brown.

Habitat:
Inhabit clear water, moderate to deep fore reef environments.

Distribution:
Occasional Caribbean.

Long spine sea fan (Muricea pinnata)