Type species: Nephthea chabrolii Andouin, 1828
Total number of species estimated: 20.
Description: Colonies arborescent with branched polyparium, stiff. Polyps arranged in catkins on the terminal branches only, not retractile, with supporting bundle. Sclerites are spindles and unilateral spinose spindles; surface layer of base of stalk also with capstans and derivations of capstans. Colour of colonies whitish, brownish. Zooxanthellae present.
Habitat: shallow water.
Range: Widespread in Indo-Pacific.