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Gray, 1835

Nidalia (1)

Type species: Nidalia occidentalis Gray, 1835

Total number of species estimated: 12

Description: Unbranched, occasionally weakly subdivided colonies. Consisting of a bare stalk and a hemispherical dome-shaped, digitiform, or compressed lobate polyparium. Polyps retractile in calyces. Sclerites are spindles. Zooxanthellae absent.

Habitat: Deeper water and in shady regions on the reef.

Range: Atlantic and Indo-Pacific.

Genus Nidalia