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Gray, 1857

Subergorgia

Type species: Subergorgia suberosa (Pallas, 1766)

Total number of species estimated: 5

Description: Colonies arborescent, forming fans or bushes. Colour of colonies orange, brown or red. In some species there is a narrow furrow visible on the branches. Surface layer and internal layer with tuberculate spindles. Axis is made up of smooth, branched, anastomosing sclerites that are embedded in a gorgonin matrix. Zooxanthellae absent.

Habitat: On slopes and deeper parts of the reef.

Range: Tropical Indo-Pacific

Remarks: Recently, Grasshoff (1999) placed the species of Subergorgia forming netlike fans in Annella.

Genus Subergorgia