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Gray, 1869

Capnella (3)

Type species: Capnella imbricata Quoy and Gaimard, 1833

Total number of species estimated: 10

Description: Colonies arborescent with branched polyparium. Polyps incurved, not retractile, grouped in catkins. Anthocodial sclerites club-shaped. Surface layer with capstans and derivations of capstans. Colour of colonies whitish, brownish. Zooxanthellae present.

Habitat: Shallow water.

Range: Widespread in tropical Indo-Pacific.

Genus Capnella