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Family: Alcyoniidae true soft corals (See list of species below)

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177 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Alcyonium acaule
[Broccoli coral]
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Alcyonium antarcticum
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Alcyonium coralloides
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Alcyonium digitatum
[Dead mans fingers]
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Alcyonium dolium
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Alcyonium glaciophilum
[Glaciar-loving soft coral]


Alcyonium glomeratum
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Alcyonium grandis
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Alcyonium haddoni
[Common soft coral]
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Alcyonium jorgei
[Jorge's soft coral]


Alcyonium palmatum
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Alcyonium paucilobulatum
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Alcyonium roseum
[Pink soft coral]
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Alcyonium sidereum
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Alcyonium sollasi
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Alcyonium southgeorgiensis
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Alcyonium yepayek
[Yepayek soft coral]


Anthomastus bathyproctus
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Cladiella aspera
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Cladiella australis
[Southern soft coral]
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Cladiella confiera
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Cladiella daphnae
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Cladiella densum
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Cladiella digitulatum
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Cladiella elegantissima
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Cladiella elongata
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Cladiella foliacea
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Cladiella hicksoni
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Cladiella hirsuta
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Cladiella humesi
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Cladiella krempfi
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Cladiella latissima
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Cladiella madagascarensis
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Cladiella multiloba
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Cladiella pachyclados
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Cladiella papillosa
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Cladiella prattae
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Cladiella pulchra
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Cladiella ramosa
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Cladiella rotundata
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Cladiella scabra
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Cladiella similis
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Cladiella sphaerophora
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Cladiella subtilis
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Cladiella tuberculosa
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Cladiella tuberosa
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Discophyton rudyi
[Octocoral]
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Drifa glomerata
[Dense carnation coral]
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Duva florida
[Flowery carnation coral]
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Elbeenus lauramartinae
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Eleutherobia grayi
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Klyxum echinatum
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Klyxum flaccidum
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Klyxum molle
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Klyxum rotundum
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Klyxum simplex
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Klyxum tuberculosa
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Lobophytum batarum
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Lobophytum borbonicum
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Lobophytum catalai
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Lobophytum crassum
[Dimorphic soft coral]
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Lobophytum cristatum
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Lobophytum depressum
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Lobophytum irregulare
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Lobophytum legitimum
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Lobophytum microlobulatum
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Lobophytum mirabile
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Lobophytum pauciflorum
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Lobophytum planum
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Lobophytum proprium
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Lobophytum pusillum
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Lobophytum salvati
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Lobophytum sarcophytoides
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Lobophytum schoedei
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Lobophytum solidum
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Lobophytum variatum
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Lobophytum varium
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Lobophytum venustum
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Lobophytum verum
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Lohowia koosi
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Paraminabea acronocephala
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Paraminabea aldersladei
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Pseudodrifa nigra
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Sarcophyton acutum
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Sarcophyton buitendijki
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Sarcophyton cinereum
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Sarcophyton crassocaule
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Sarcophyton crassum
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Sarcophyton digitatum
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Sarcophyton ehrenbergi
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Sarcophyton elegans
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Sarcophyton glaucum
[Leather-soft mushroom]
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Sarcophyton infundibuliforme
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Sarcophyton latum
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Sarcophyton minusculum
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Sarcophyton nanwanensis
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Sarcophyton portentosum
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Sarcophyton regulare
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Sarcophyton tenuispiculatum
[Hardy leather coral]


Sarcophyton trocheliophorum
[Fleshy soft coral]
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Sinularia abhishiktae
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Sinularia abrupta
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Sinularia acuta
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Sinularia agilis
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Sinularia andamanensis
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Sinularia babeldaobensis
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Sinularia bisulca
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Sinularia brassica
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Sinularia capitalis
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Sinularia compacta
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Sinularia compressa
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Sinularia conferta
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Sinularia corpulentissima
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Sinularia crassa
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Sinularia crebra
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Sinularia cristata
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Sinularia cruciata
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Sinularia densa
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Sinularia digitata
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Sinularia discrepans
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Sinularia dissecta
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Sinularia elongata
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Sinularia erecta
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Sinularia exilis
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Sinularia finitima
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Sinularia firma
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Sinularia flaccida
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Sinularia flexibilis
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Sinularia foliata
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Sinularia foveolata
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Sinularia fungoides
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Sinularia gaveshaniae
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Sinularia gaweli
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Sinularia gibberosa
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Sinularia grandilobata
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Sinularia gravis
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Sinularia halversoni
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Sinularia heterospiculata
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Sinularia hirta
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Sinularia humilis
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Sinularia inelegans
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Sinularia inflata
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Sinularia lamellata
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Sinularia leptoclados
[Finger-lobed soft coral]
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Sinularia lochmodes
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Sinularia luxuriosa
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Sinularia macrodactyla
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Sinularia macropodia
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Sinularia mayi
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Sinularia microclavata
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Sinularia microspiculata
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Sinularia molesta
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Sinularia molokaiensis
[Moloka'i leather coral]
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Sinularia notanda
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Sinularia numerosa
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Sinularia ornata
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Sinularia pavida
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Sinularia peculiaris
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Sinularia pedunculata
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Sinularia polydactyla
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Sinularia querciformis
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Sinularia ramosa
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Sinularia rigida
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Sinularia robusta
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Sinularia siaesensis
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Sinularia sobolifera
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Sinularia sublimis
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Sinularia triangula
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Sinularia tumulosa
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Sinularia ultima
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Sinularia uniformis
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Sinularia variabilis
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Sinularia venusta
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Sinularia verruca
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Sinularia whiteleggei
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Sphaeralcyon weddellensis
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Sphaerasclera flammicerebra
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177 Species of Family Alcyoniidae
(true soft corals)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Alcyonium acaule Broccoli coral Atlantic and the Mediterr
Alcyonium antarcticum Southwest Atlantic and th
Alcyonium coralloides Atlantic and the Mediterr
Alcyonium digitatum Dead mans fingers Atlantic Ocean
Alcyonium dolium Southeast Atlantic
Alcyonium glaciophilum Glaciar-loving soft coral Southeast Pacific
Alcyonium glomeratum Northeast Atlantic
Alcyonium grandis Antarctic Atlantic
Alcyonium haddoni Common soft coral Southeast Pacific
Alcyonium jorgei Jorge's soft coral Southeast Pacific
Alcyonium palmatum Atlantic and the Mediterr
Alcyonium paucilobulatum Antarctic Atlantic
Alcyonium roseum Pink soft coral Southeast Pacific
Alcyonium sidereum Western Atlantic
Alcyonium sollasi Antarctic Atlantic
Alcyonium southgeorgiensis Antarctic Atlantic
Alcyonium yepayek Yepayek soft coral Southeast Pacific
Anthomastus bathyproctus Antarctic.
Cladiella aspera Western Central Pacific
Cladiella australis Southern soft coral Northwest Pacific
Cladiella confiera Western Central Pacific
Cladiella daphnae Northwest Pacific
Cladiella densum Western Central Pacific
Cladiella digitulatum Western Pacific
Cladiella elegantissima Western Central Pacific
Cladiella elongata Western Central Pacific
Cladiella foliacea Western Central Pacific
Cladiella hicksoni Western Central Pacific
Cladiella hirsuta Western Central Pacific
Cladiella humesi Western Central Pacific
Cladiella krempfi Indo-West Pacific.
Cladiella latissima Western Central Pacific
Cladiella madagascarensis Western Central Pacific
Cladiella multiloba Western Central Pacific
Cladiella pachyclados Western Pacific
Cladiella papillosa Western Central Pacific
Cladiella prattae Western Central Pacific
Cladiella pulchra Western Central Pacific
Cladiella ramosa Western Central Pacific
Cladiella rotundata Western Central Pacific
Cladiella scabra Western Central Pacific
Cladiella similis Western Central Pacific
Cladiella sphaerophora Indo-West Pacific.
Cladiella subtilis Western Central Pacific
Cladiella tuberculosa Northwest Pacific
Cladiella tuberosa Western Central Pacific
Discophyton rudyi Octocoral Eastern Pacific 2.5 H
Drifa glomerata Dense carnation coral Western Atlantic and the
Duva florida Flowery carnation coral Western Atlantic
Elbeenus lauramartinae Western Central Pacific
Eleutherobia grayi Northwest Pacific
Klyxum echinatum Western Central Pacific
Klyxum flaccidum Western Central Pacific
Klyxum molle Western Central Pacific
Klyxum rotundum Western Central Pacific
Klyxum simplex Western Pacific
Klyxum tuberculosa Western Central Pacific
Lobophytum batarum Western Central Pacific
Lobophytum borbonicum Western Central Pacific
Lobophytum catalai Western Central Pacific
Lobophytum crassum Dimorphic soft coral Indo-West Pacific
Lobophytum cristatum Western Central Pacific
Lobophytum depressum Western Pacific
Lobophytum irregulare Western Central Pacific
Lobophytum legitimum Western Central Pacific
Lobophytum microlobulatum Western Central Pacific
Lobophytum mirabile Western Central Pacific
Lobophytum pauciflorum Western Pacific.
Lobophytum planum Western Central Pacific
Lobophytum proprium Western Central Pacific
Lobophytum pusillum Western Central Pacific
Lobophytum salvati Western Central Pacific
Lobophytum sarcophytoides Western Pacific
Lobophytum schoedei Western Central Pacific
Lobophytum solidum Western Central Pacific
Lobophytum variatum Western Central Pacific
Lobophytum varium Western Central Pacific
Lobophytum venustum Northwest Pacific
Lobophytum verum Western Central Pacific
Lohowia koosi Southwest Pacific
Paraminabea acronocephala Western Central Pacific
Paraminabea aldersladei Western Pacific
Pseudodrifa nigra Western Atlantic
Sarcophyton acutum Western Central Pacific
Sarcophyton buitendijki Northwest Pacific
Sarcophyton cinereum Western Central Pacific
Sarcophyton crassocaule Western Pacific
Sarcophyton crassum Western Central Pacific
Sarcophyton digitatum Western Central Pacific
Sarcophyton ehrenbergi Western Pacific
Sarcophyton elegans Western Central Pacific
Sarcophyton glaucum Leather-soft mushroom Western Pacific
Sarcophyton infundibuliforme Western Pacific
Sarcophyton latum Western Central Pacific
Sarcophyton minusculum Indo-Pacific
Sarcophyton nanwanensis Northwest Pacific
Sarcophyton portentosum Western Central Pacific
Sarcophyton regulare Western Central Pacific
Sarcophyton tenuispiculatum Hardy leather coral Western Pacific. Tropica
Sarcophyton trocheliophorum Fleshy soft coral Indo-Pacific. Tropical t
Sinularia abhishiktae Indo-West Pacific.
Sinularia abrupta Central Pacific
Sinularia acuta Western Central Pacific
Sinularia agilis Western Central Pacific
Sinularia andamanensis Western Central Pacific
Sinularia babeldaobensis Western Central Pacific
Sinularia bisulca Western Central Pacific
Sinularia brassica Western Pacific
Sinularia capitalis Western Central Pacific
Sinularia compacta Western Central Pacific
Sinularia compressa Western Indian Ocean
Sinularia conferta Western Central Pacific
Sinularia corpulentissima Western Central Pacific
Sinularia crassa Western Central Pacific
Sinularia crebra Western Central Pacific
Sinularia cristata Western Central Pacific
Sinularia cruciata Western Central Pacific
Sinularia densa Indo-West Pacific
Sinularia digitata Western Central Pacific
Sinularia discrepans Western Central Pacific
Sinularia dissecta Western Central Pacific
Sinularia elongata Western Central Pacific
Sinularia erecta Western Indian Ocean
Sinularia exilis Western Central Pacific
Sinularia finitima Western Central Pacific
Sinularia firma Western Central Pacific
Sinularia flaccida Western Central Pacific
Sinularia flexibilis Western Central Pacific
Sinularia foliata Western Central Pacific
Sinularia foveolata Western Central Pacific
Sinularia fungoides Western Central Pacific
Sinularia gaveshaniae Indo-West Pacific
Sinularia gaweli Western Central Pacific
Sinularia gibberosa Western Central Pacific
Sinularia grandilobata Central Indo-Pacific
Sinularia gravis Western Central Pacific
Sinularia halversoni Western Central Pacific
Sinularia heterospiculata Indo-Pacific.
Sinularia hirta Western Central Pacific
Sinularia humilis Western Central Pacific
Sinularia inelegans Western Central Pacific
Sinularia inflata Western Central Pacific
Sinularia lamellata Western Central Pacific
Sinularia leptoclados Finger-lobed soft coral Indo-West Pacific.
Sinularia lochmodes Western Central Pacific
Sinularia luxuriosa Western Central Pacific
Sinularia macrodactyla Indo-West Pacific
Sinularia macropodia Western Central Pacific
Sinularia mayi Western Central Pacific
Sinularia microclavata Western Central Pacific
Sinularia microspiculata Western Central Pacific
Sinularia molesta Western Central Pacific
Sinularia molokaiensis Moloka'i leather coral Eastern Central Pacific
Sinularia notanda Western Central Pacific
Sinularia numerosa Western Central Pacific
Sinularia ornata Western Central Pacific
Sinularia pavida Western Central Pacific
Sinularia peculiaris Western Central Pacific
Sinularia pedunculata Western Central Pacific
Sinularia polydactyla Western Central Pacific
Sinularia querciformis Western Central Pacific
Sinularia ramosa Western Central Pacific
Sinularia rigida Western Central Pacific
Sinularia robusta Western Central Pacific
Sinularia siaesensis Western Central Pacific
Sinularia sobolifera Central Indo-Pacific.
Sinularia sublimis Western Central Pacific
Sinularia triangula Western Central Pacific
Sinularia tumulosa Western Central Pacific
Sinularia ultima Western Central Pacific
Sinularia uniformis Western Central Pacific
Sinularia variabilis Western Central Pacific
Sinularia venusta Western Central Pacific
Sinularia verruca Western Central Pacific
Sinularia whiteleggei Western Central Pacific
Sphaeralcyon weddellensis Antarctic Atlantic
Sphaerasclera flammicerebra Western Central Pacific



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