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Alderslade, 2000

Klyxum (2)

Type species: Klyxum confertum (Kükenthal, 1903)

Total number of species estimated: 10.

Description: Colonies with stalk. Polyparium with numerous crowded lobes. Lobes finger-like or knob-like. Polyps monomorphic, not retractile. Sclerites are spindles, somtimes only present in the base of the colony. Colour of colonies whitish, pinkish brown. Polyps often brownish. Zooxanthellae present.

Habitat: shallow water.

Range: Widespread in tropical Indo-Pacific.

Key references: Alderslade, 2000.

Genus Klyxum