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Kükenthal, 1905

Stereonephthya (6)

Type species: Stereonephthya papyracea Kükenthal, 1905

Total number of species estimated: 75

Description Colonies arborescent with branched polyparium, stiff. Polyps not retractile, distributed on distal part of terminal branches, with supporting bundle. Sclerites are spindles and unilateral spinose spindles; surface layer of base of stalk also with capstans and derivations of capstans. Colonies white or coloured. Zooxanthellae absent.

Habitat: Deeper parts of the reef.

Range: Widespread in tropical Indo-Pacific.

Genus Stereonephthya