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Flagellate false Plexaura
Pseudoplexaura flagellosa
(Houttuyn, 1772)

Description:
Colonies large, branching dichotomously, more or less in one plane, up to 1 m in height. End branches long and slender, 2-3 mm in diameter. Apertures small, 0.5-1.0 mm in diameter, ellipsoid, elongated in the axis of the branch, and arranged in poorly defined vertical rows on the branch.

Color:
Purple.

Habitat:
A reef dweller, from 3-30 m.

Distribution:
Florida and Caribbean.

Flagellate false Plexaura (Pseudoplexaura flagellosa)