Type species: Dendronephthya savignyi (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Total number of species estimated: 275.
Description: Colonies arborescent with branched polyparium. Colonial growth form is umbellate, glomerate or divaricate. Polyps not retractile, grouped but not forming catkins. Each polyp has a supporting bundle of sclerites. Sclerites of very diverse form. Colour of colonies red, yellow, orange, purple, often bicoloured. Zooxanthellae absent.
Habitat: Shallow to deep water.
Range: Widespread in tropical Indo-Pacific.