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Family: Plexauridae (See list of species below)

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105 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Acanthomuricea mberea
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Acanthomuricea uimea
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Astrogorgia begata
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Astrogorgia canala
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Astrogorgia dumbea
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Astrogorgia fruticosa
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Astrogorgia lafoa
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Astrogorgia mengalia
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Bebryce cinerea
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Bebryce grandis
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Bebryce harpy
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Bebryce mollis
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Bebryce parastellata
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Bebryce sirene
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Bebryce studeri
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Chromoplexaura marki
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Echinogorgia noumea
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Echinogorgia toombo
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Echinomuricea indomalaccensis
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Echinomuricea pulchra
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Eunicea asperula
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Eunicea calyculata
[warty sea rod]
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Eunicea fusca
[doughnut sea rod]
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Eunicea knighti
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Eunicea laciniata
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Eunicea laxispica
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Eunicea mammosa
[swollen knob candelabrum]
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Eunicea pallida
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Eunicea palmeri
[Palmer's eunicea]
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Eunicea succinea
[shelf-knob sea rod]
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Eunicea tourneforti
[knobby candelabra]
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Euplexaura amerea
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Euplexaura plana
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Euplexaura rhipadalis
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Hypnogorgia pendula
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Lytreia plana
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Menella bahrelfarsi
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Menella indica
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Menella kouare
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Menella woodin
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Muricea atlantica
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Muricea californica
[California golden gorgonian]
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Muricea elongata
[orange spiny sea rod]
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Muricea fruticosa
[brown gorgonian]
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Muricea laxa
[delicate spiny sea rod]
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Muricea muricata
[spiny sea fan]
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Muricea pendula
[pinnate spiny sea fan]
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Muricea pinnata
[longspine sea fan]
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Muriceides hirtus
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Muriceides lepida
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Muriceopsis bayeri
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Muriceopsis bayeriana
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Muriceopsis flavida
[rough sea plume]
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Muriceopsis petila
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Paracis caecilia
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Paramuricea clavata
[small polyped gorgonian]
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Paramuricea grandis
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Paramuricea macrospina
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Paramuricea multispina
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Paramuricea placomus
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Placogorgia coronata
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Placogorgia massiliensis
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Placogorgia mirabilis
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Placogorgia rudis
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Placogorgia tenuis
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Plexaura flava
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Plexaura flexuosa
[bent sea rod]
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Plexaura homomalla
[black sea rod]
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Plexaura kükenthali
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Plexaura kuna
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Plexaura nina
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Plexaurella dichotoma
[slit-pore sea rod]
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Plexaurella fusifera
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Plexaurella grisea
[gray sea rod]
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Plexaurella nutans
[giant split-pore sea rod]
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Psammogorgia arbuscula
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Psammogorgia teres
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Pseudoplexaura flagellosa
[porous sea rod]
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Pseudoplexaura porosa
[dry sea feather]
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Pseudoplexaura wagenaari
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Scleracis guadaloupensis
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Scleracis petrosa
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Scleracis pumila
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Spinimuricea atlantica
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Spinimuricea klavereni
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Swiftia casta
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Swiftia exserta
[red polyp octocoral]
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Swiftia kofoidi
[red sea fan]
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Swiftia pallida
[Northern sea fan]


Swiftia spauldingi
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Thesea citrina
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Thesea grandiflora
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Thesea guadalupensis
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Thesea hebes
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Thesea nivea
[white eye sea spray]
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Thesea parviflora
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Thesea rugosa
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Thesea solitaria
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Trimuricea caledonica
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Villogorgia bebrycoides
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Villogorgia citrina
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Villogorgia glaesaria
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Villogorgia nigrescens
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Villogorgia nozzolea
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Villogorgia rubra
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105 Species of Family Plexauridae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acanthomuricea mberea Western Central Pacific
Acanthomuricea uimea Western Central Pacific
Astrogorgia begata Western Central Pacific
Astrogorgia canala Western Central Pacific
Astrogorgia dumbea Western Central Pacific
Astrogorgia fruticosa Western Indian Ocean
Astrogorgia lafoa Western Central Pacific
Astrogorgia mengalia Western Central Pacific
Bebryce cinerea Western Central Atlantic
Bebryce grandis Western Atlantic
Bebryce harpy Western Central Pacific
Bebryce mollis Atlantic and the Mediterr
Bebryce parastellata Western Atlantic
Bebryce sirene Western Central Pacific
Bebryce studeri Western Central Pacific
Chromoplexaura marki Eastern Pacific
Echinogorgia noumea Western Central Pacific
Echinogorgia toombo Western Central Pacific
Echinomuricea indomalaccensis Western Central Pacific
Echinomuricea pulchra Western Central Pacific
Eunicea asperula Western Atlantic
Eunicea calyculata warty sea rod Western Atlantic
Eunicea fusca doughnut sea rod Western Atlantic.
Eunicea knighti Western Atlantic.
Eunicea laciniata Western Atlantic.
Eunicea laxispica Western Central Atlantic
Eunicea mammosa swollen knob candelabrum Western Atlantic
Eunicea pallida Western Central Atlantic
Eunicea palmeri Palmer's eunicea Western Atlantic
Eunicea succinea shelf-knob sea rod Western Atlantic.
Eunicea tourneforti knobby candelabra Western Atlantic.
Euplexaura amerea Western Central Pacific
Euplexaura plana Western Indian Ocean
Euplexaura rhipadalis Western Central Pacific
Hypnogorgia pendula Western Atlantic
Lytreia plana Western Atlantic
Menella bahrelfarsi Persian Gulf.
Menella indica Western Indian Ocean
Menella kouare Western Central Pacific
Menella woodin Western Central Pacific
Muricea atlantica Western Atlantic
Muricea californica California golden gorgonian Eastern Pacific 90 H
Muricea elongata orange spiny sea rod Western Atlantic
Muricea fruticosa brown gorgonian Eastern Pacific 90 H
Muricea laxa delicate spiny sea rod Western Atlantic
Muricea muricata spiny sea fan Western Atlantic
Muricea pendula pinnate spiny sea fan Western Atlantic
Muricea pinnata longspine sea fan Caribbean.
Muriceides hirtus Western Atlantic
Muriceides lepida Atlantic and the Mediterr
Muriceopsis bayeri Western Central Atlantic
Muriceopsis bayeriana Eastern Pacific.
Muriceopsis flavida rough sea plume Western Atlantic
Muriceopsis petila Western Atlantic
Paracis caecilia Western Central Pacific
Paramuricea clavata small polyped gorgonian Endemic to the Mediterran
Paramuricea grandis Western Atlantic
Paramuricea macrospina Endemic to the Mediterran
Paramuricea multispina Western Central Atlantic
Paramuricea placomus Western Atlantic
Placogorgia coronata Atlantic and the Mediterr
Placogorgia massiliensis Endemic to the Mediterran
Placogorgia mirabilis Western Atlantic
Placogorgia rudis Western Central Atlantic
Placogorgia tenuis Western Atlantic
Plexaura flava Western Central Pacific
Plexaura flexuosa bent sea rod Western Atlantic
Plexaura homomalla black sea rod Western Atlantic
Plexaura kükenthali Western Central Atlantic
Plexaura kuna Western Central Atlantic
Plexaura nina Western Central Atlantic
Plexaurella dichotoma slit-pore sea rod Western Atlantic
Plexaurella fusifera Western Atlantic
Plexaurella grisea gray sea rod Western Atlantic
Plexaurella nutans giant split-pore sea rod Western Atlantic
Psammogorgia arbuscula Eastern Pacific.
Psammogorgia teres Eastern Pacific
Pseudoplexaura flagellosa porous sea rod Western Atlantic
Pseudoplexaura porosa dry sea feather Western Atlantic
Pseudoplexaura wagenaari Western Atlantic
Scleracis guadaloupensis Western Atlantic
Scleracis petrosa Western Central Atlantic
Scleracis pumila Western Atlantic
Spinimuricea atlantica Atlantic and the Mediterr
Spinimuricea klavereni Endemic to the Mediterran
Swiftia casta Western Atlantic
Swiftia exserta red polyp octocoral Western Atlantic
Swiftia kofoidi red sea fan Eastern Pacific
Swiftia pallida Northern sea fan Atlantic and the Mediterr
Swiftia spauldingi Eastern Pacific
Thesea citrina Western Atlantic
Thesea grandiflora Western Atlantic
Thesea guadalupensis Western Atlantic
Thesea hebes Western Central Atlantic
Thesea nivea white eye sea spray Western Atlantic
Thesea parviflora Western Central Atlantic
Thesea rugosa Western Atlantic
Thesea solitaria Western Atlantic
Trimuricea caledonica Western Central Pacific
Villogorgia bebrycoides Atlantic and the Mediterr
Villogorgia citrina Western Central Pacific
Villogorgia glaesaria Western Central Pacific
Villogorgia nigrescens Western Atlantic
Villogorgia nozzolea Western Central Pacific
Villogorgia rubra Western Central Pacific



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