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Kükenthal, 1908

Alertigorgia (2)

Type species: Alertigorgia orientalis (Ridley, 1884)

Total number of species estimated: 2

Description: Colonies arborescent, one species with flattened branches, the other with leaf-like branches. Polyps retractile into edges of the flattened branches or on both sides of the leaf-like branches. Colour greyish, brownish. Surface layer with tuberculated spindles, internal layer with spiny rods. Zooxanthellae present.

Habitat: In shady regions of the reef or deeper water.

Range: Australia, Indonesia.

Genus Alertigorgia