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Verrill, 1868

Astrogorgia (1)

Type species: Astrogorgia sinensis Verrill, 1868

Total number of species estimated: 25.

Description: Colonies forming open fans, one species encrusting. Colour of colonies red, yellowish, orange , etc. Sclerites of coenenchyme are exclusively spindles with irregularly arranged tubercles. Zooxanthellae absent.

Habitat: Reef slope.

Range: Tropical Indo-Pacific

Remarks: Many species of this genus have been placed erroneously in the genus Muricella.

Genus Astrogorgia