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Verrill, 1868

Anthogorgia (2)

Type species: Anthogorgia divaricata (Verrill, 1865)

Total number of species estimated: 15.

Description: Colonies forming fans. Colour of colonies white, orange, red, purple, yellow, bluish green. Polyps tall and cylindrical, arranged all around the branches, contractile but not retractile. Sclerites of coenenchyme are tuberculate spindles, capstans, derivations of capstans, and small spindles with smooth elevations. Zooxanthellae absent.

Habitat: Reef slope.

Range: Tropical Indo-Pacific

Remarks: Grasshoff (1999) synonymized Acalycigorgia Kükenthal, 1908 with Anthogorgia.

Genus Anthogorgia