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Gray, 1869

Cladiella (2)

Type species: Cladiella tuberculosum (Quoy and Gaimard, 1833)

Total number of species estimated: 50.

Description: Colonies with short and inconspicuous stalk, often forming crusts. Polyparium with numerous crowded lobes. Lobes finger-like or knob-like. Polyps monomorphic. Sclerites are double heads, usually < 0.15 mm in length. Colour of colonies whitish, brownish, bluish, greenish. Polyps often brownish. Zooxanthellae present.

Habitat: shallow water.

Range: Widespread in tropical Indo-Pacific.

Genus Cladiella