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Family: Gorgoniidae (See list of species below)

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71 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Adelogorgia phyllosclera
[orange gorgonian]
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Eugorgia ampla
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Eugorgia bradleyi
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Eugorgia daniana
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Eugorgia forreri
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Eugorgia nobilis
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Eugorgia rubens
[purple gorgonian]
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Eunicella cavolini
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Eunicella filiformis
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Eunicella gazella
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Eunicella labiata
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Eunicella singularis
[singular sea fan]


Eunicella verrucosa
[pink sea fan]
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Filigorgia guineensis
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Gorgonia flabellum
[Venus sea fan]
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Gorgonia mariae
[small sea fan]
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Gorgonia ventalina
[common sea fan]
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Guaiagorgia anas
[gorgonian]
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Hicksonella princeps
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Leptogorgia alba
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Leptogorgia californica
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Leptogorgia cardinalis
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Leptogorgia chilensis
[red gorgonian]
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Leptogorgia cofrini
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Leptogorgia cuspidata
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Leptogorgia diffusa
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Leptogorgia euryale
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Leptogorgia exigua
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Leptogorgia hebes
[regal sea fan]
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Leptogorgia lamentosa
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Leptogorgia laxa
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Leptogorgia medusa
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Leptogorgia miniata
[carmine sea spray]
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Leptogorgia pumila
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Leptogorgia punicea
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Leptogorgia ramulus
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Leptogorgia regis
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Leptogorgia rigida
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Leptogorgia setacea
[straight sea whip]
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Leptogorgia stheno
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Leptogorgia toboguilla
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Leptogorgia viminalis
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Leptogorgia virgulata
[colorful sea whip]
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Pacificigorgia pulchra
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Pacifigorgia adamsii
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Pacifigorgia bayeri
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Pacifigorgia cairnsi
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Pacifigorgia curta
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Pacifigorgia eximia
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Pacifigorgia firma
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Pacifigorgia flavimaculata
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Pacifigorgia irene
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Pacifigorgia lacerata
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Pacifigorgia rubicunda
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Pacifigorgia samarensis
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Pacifigorgia senta
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Pacifigorgia stenobrochis
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Pacifigorgia tupperi
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Pseudopterogorgia acerosa
[purple sea plume]
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Pseudopterogorgia americana
[slimy sea plume]
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Pseudopterogorgia anceps
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Pseudopterogorgia australiensis
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Pseudopterogorgia bipinnata
[bipinnate sea plume]
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Pseudopterogorgia blanquillensis
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Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae
[sea plume]
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Pseudopterogorgia kallos
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Pseudopterogorgia rigida
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Pterogorgia anceps
[angular sea whip]
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Pterogorgia citrina
[yellow sea whip]
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Pterogorgia guadalupensis
[grooved-blade sea whip]
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Rumphella aggregata
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71 Species of Family Gorgoniidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Adelogorgia phyllosclera orange gorgonian Eastern Pacific and North 60 H
Eugorgia ampla Eastern Pacific
Eugorgia bradleyi Eastern Pacific.
Eugorgia daniana Eastern Pacific.
Eugorgia forreri Eastern Pacific
Eugorgia nobilis Eastern Pacific
Eugorgia rubens purple gorgonian Eastern Pacific 30 H
Eunicella cavolini Endemic to the Mediterran
Eunicella filiformis Atlantic and the Mediterr
Eunicella gazella Atlantic and the Mediterr
Eunicella labiata Atlantic and the Mediterr
Eunicella singularis singular sea fan Endemic to the Mediterran
Eunicella verrucosa pink sea fan Atlantic and the Mediterr
Filigorgia guineensis Atlantic and the Mediterr
Gorgonia flabellum Venus sea fan Western Atlantic.
Gorgonia mariae small sea fan Western Central Atlantic
Gorgonia ventalina common sea fan Western Atlantic
Guaiagorgia anas gorgonian Western Central Pacific
Hicksonella princeps Western Central Pacific
Leptogorgia alba Eastern Pacific.
Leptogorgia californica Eastern Pacific
Leptogorgia cardinalis Western Atlantic
Leptogorgia chilensis red gorgonian Eastern Pacific
Leptogorgia cofrini Eastern Pacific.
Leptogorgia cuspidata Eastern Pacific.
Leptogorgia diffusa Eastern Pacific.
Leptogorgia euryale Western Atlantic
Leptogorgia exigua Eastern Pacific.
Leptogorgia hebes regal sea fan Western Atlantic
Leptogorgia lamentosa Atlantic and the Mediterr
Leptogorgia laxa Eastern Pacific.
Leptogorgia medusa Western Atlantic
Leptogorgia miniata carmine sea spray Western Atlantic
Leptogorgia pumila Eastern Pacific.
Leptogorgia punicea Western Atlantic
Leptogorgia ramulus Eastern Pacific.
Leptogorgia regis Eastern Pacific.
Leptogorgia rigida Eastern Pacific.
Leptogorgia setacea straight sea whip Western Atlantic
Leptogorgia stheno Western Atlantic
Leptogorgia toboguilla Eastern Pacific.
Leptogorgia viminalis Atlantic and the Mediterr
Leptogorgia virgulata colorful sea whip Western Atlantic
Pacificigorgia pulchra Eastern Pacific
Pacifigorgia adamsii Eastern Pacific.
Pacifigorgia bayeri Eastern Pacific.
Pacifigorgia cairnsi Eastern Pacific.
Pacifigorgia curta Eastern Pacific.
Pacifigorgia eximia Eastern Pacific.
Pacifigorgia firma Eastern Pacific.
Pacifigorgia flavimaculata Eastern Pacific.
Pacifigorgia irene Eastern Pacific.
Pacifigorgia lacerata Eastern Pacific.
Pacifigorgia rubicunda Eastern Pacific.
Pacifigorgia samarensis Eastern Pacific.
Pacifigorgia senta Eastern Pacific.
Pacifigorgia stenobrochis Eastern Pacific.
Pacifigorgia tupperi Eastern Pacific.
Pseudopterogorgia acerosa purple sea plume Western Atlantic
Pseudopterogorgia americana slimy sea plume Western Atlantic
Pseudopterogorgia anceps Caribbean Sea.
Pseudopterogorgia australiensis Eastern Indian Ocean
Pseudopterogorgia bipinnata bipinnate sea plume Western Atlantic
Pseudopterogorgia blanquillensis Western Central Atlantic
Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae sea plume Western Atlantic
Pseudopterogorgia kallos Western Atlantic
Pseudopterogorgia rigida Western Atlantic
Pterogorgia anceps angular sea whip Western Atlantic
Pterogorgia citrina yellow sea whip Western Atlantic
Pterogorgia guadalupensis grooved-blade sea whip Western Atlantic
Rumphella aggregata Indo-West Pacific



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