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Family: Stylasteridae hydrocorals (See list of species below)

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223 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Adelopora crassilabrum
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Adelopora fragilis
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Adelopora moseleyi
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Adelopora pseudothyron
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Astya aspidopora
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Astya subviridis
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Calyptopora reticulata
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Calyptopora sinuosa
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Cheiloporidion pulvinatum
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Conopora anthohelia
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Conopora candelabrum
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Conopora dura
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Conopora gigantea
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Conopora laevis
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Conopora tetrastichopora
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Conopora unifacialis
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Conopora verrucosa
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Crypthelia affinis
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Crypthelia balia
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Crypthelia clausa
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Crypthelia cryptotrema
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Crypthelia curvata
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Crypthelia cymas
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Crypthelia dactylopoma
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Crypthelia eueides
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Crypthelia floridana
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Crypthelia fragilis
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Crypthelia gigantea
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Crypthelia glebulenta
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Crypthelia glossopoma
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Crypthelia insolita
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Crypthelia japonica
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Crypthelia lacunosa
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Crypthelia medioatlantica
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Crypthelia micropoma
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Crypthelia papillosa
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Crypthelia peircei
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Crypthelia polypoma
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Crypthelia pudica
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Crypthelia ramosa
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Crypthelia robusta
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Crypthelia stenopoma
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Crypthelia studeri
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Crypthelia tenuiseptata
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Crypthelia trophostega
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Crypthelia vascomarquesi
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Cyclohelia lamellata
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Distichopora anceps
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Distichopora anomala
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Distichopora asulcata
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Distichopora barbadensis
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Distichopora borealis
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Distichopora cervina
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Distichopora coccinea
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Distichopora contorta
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Distichopora dispar
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Distichopora foliacea
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Distichopora gracilis
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Distichopora irregularis
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Distichopora laevigranulosa
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Distichopora livida
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Distichopora nitida
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Distichopora profunda
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Distichopora providentiae
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Distichopora robusta
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Distichopora rosalindae
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Distichopora serpens
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Distichopora sulcata
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Distichopora uniserialis
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Distichopora vervoorti
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Distichopora violacea
[lace coral]
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Distichopora yucatanensis
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Errina altispina
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Errina antarctica
[red hydrocoral]
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Errina aspera
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Errina atlantica
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Errina bicolor
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Errina chathamensis
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Errina cheilopora
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Errina cochleata
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Errina cooki
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Errina dabneyi
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Errina dendyi
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Errina fissurata
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Errina gracilis
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Errina hicksoni
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Errina japonica
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Errina kerguelensis
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Errina laevigata
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Errina laterorifa
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Errina macrogastra
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Errina novaezelandiae
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Errina reticulata
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Errina sinuosa
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Errinopora nanneca
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Errinopora pourtalesi
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Errinopora zarhyncha
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Errinopsis reticulum
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Gyropora africana
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Inferiolabiata labiata
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Inferiolabiata lowei
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Inferiolabiata spinosa
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Lepidopora biserialis
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Lepidopora carinata
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Lepidopora clavigera
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Lepidopora concatenata
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Lepidopora cryptocymas
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Lepidopora decipiens
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Lepidopora dendrostylus
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Lepidopora diffusa
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Lepidopora eburnea
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Lepidopora glabra
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Lepidopora microstylus
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Lepidopora polystichopora
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Lepidopora sarmentosa
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Lepidopora symmetrica
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Lepidotheca altispina
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Lepidotheca brochi
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Lepidotheca cervicornis
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Lepidotheca chauliostylus
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Lepidotheca fascicularis
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Lepidotheca horrida
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Lepidotheca inconsuta
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Lepidotheca macropora
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Lepidotheca pourtalesi
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Lepidotheca ramosa
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Lepidotheca robusta
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Lepidotheca tenuistylus
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Paraerrina decipiens
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Phalangopora regularis
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Pliobothrus echinatus
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Pliobothrus fistulosus
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Pliobothrus gracilis
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Pliobothrus symmetricus
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Pliobothrus tubulatus
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Pseudocrypthelia pachypoma
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Sporadopora dichotoma
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Sporadopora micropora
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Sporadopora mortenseni
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Stellapora echinata
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Stenohelia concinna
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Stenohelia conferta
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Stenohelia echinata
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Stenohelia maderensis
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Stenohelia pauciseptata
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Stenohelia profunda
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Stenohelia tiliata
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Stenohelia umbonata
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Stenohelia yabei
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Stephanohelia praecipua
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Stylantheca papillosa
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Stylantheca petrograpta
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Stylantheca porphyra
[encrusting hydrocoral]
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Stylaster alaskanus
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Stylaster amphiheloides
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Stylaster antillarum
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Stylaster asper
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Stylaster aurantiacus
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Stylaster bellus
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Stylaster bilobatus
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Stylaster bithalamus
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Stylaster blatteus
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Stylaster bocki
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Stylaster boreopacificus
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Stylaster brochi
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Stylaster brunneus
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Stylaster californicus
[California hydrocoral]
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Stylaster campylecus
[white branching hydrocoral]
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Stylaster cancellatus
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Stylaster carinatus
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Stylaster cocosensis
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Stylaster complanatus
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Stylaster corallium
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Stylaster crassior
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Stylaster densicaulis
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Stylaster dentatus
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Stylaster divergens
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Stylaster duchassaingi
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Stylaster eguchii
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Stylaster erubescens
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Stylaster eximius
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Stylaster filogranus
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Stylaster flabelliformis
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Stylaster galapagensis
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Stylaster gemmascens
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Stylaster gracilis
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Stylaster griggi
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Stylaster hattorii
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Stylaster horologium
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Stylaster ibericus
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Stylaster imbricatus
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Stylaster incrassitus
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Stylaster infundibuliferus
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Stylaster laevigatus
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Stylaster lonchitis
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Stylaster marenzelleri
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Stylaster maroccanus
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Stylaster marshae
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Stylaster microstriatus
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Stylaster miniatus
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Stylaster moseleyanus
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Stylaster multiplex
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Stylaster nobilis
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Stylaster norvegicus
[pink branching hydrocoral]
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Stylaster papuensis
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Stylaster polyorchis
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Stylaster profundiporus
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Stylaster profundus
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Stylaster pulcher
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Stylaster ramosus
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Stylaster robustus
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Stylaster rosaceus
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Stylaster roseus
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Stylaster sanguineus
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Stylaster scabiosus
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Stylaster spatula
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Stylaster stejnegeri
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Stylaster stellulatus
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Stylaster subviolaceus
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Stylaster tenisonwoodsi
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Stylaster venustus
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Stylaster verrillii
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Systemapora ornata
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223 Species of Family Stylasteridae
(hydrocorals)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Adelopora crassilabrum Western Pacific
Adelopora fragilis Western Pacific
Adelopora moseleyi Southwest Pacific
Adelopora pseudothyron Southeast Pacific
Astya aspidopora Southwest Pacific
Astya subviridis Western Central Pacific
Calyptopora reticulata Western Pacific
Calyptopora sinuosa Western Pacific
Cheiloporidion pulvinatum Southwest Atlantic
Conopora anthohelia Western Pacific
Conopora candelabrum Western Pacific
Conopora dura Western Indian Ocean
Conopora gigantea Southwest Pacific
Conopora laevis Indo-West Pacific. 0.13496 H
Conopora tetrastichopora Southwest Pacific
Conopora unifacialis Southwest Pacific
Conopora verrucosa Indo-West Pacific and Ant
Crypthelia affinis Eastern Atlantic
Crypthelia balia Indonesia.
Crypthelia clausa Western Indian Ocean
Crypthelia cryptotrema Western Central Pacific
Crypthelia curvata Southwest Pacific
Crypthelia cymas Southern Pacific
Crypthelia dactylopoma Southeast Pacific
Crypthelia eueides Southeast Pacific
Crypthelia floridana Western Central Pacific
Crypthelia fragilis Western Pacific
Crypthelia gigantea Southeast Pacific
Crypthelia glebulenta Southeast Pacific
Crypthelia glossopoma Western Atlantic.
Crypthelia insolita Western Central Atlantic
Crypthelia japonica Northwest Pacific
Crypthelia lacunosa Southeast Pacific
Crypthelia medioatlantica Northeast Atlantic
Crypthelia micropoma Western Indian Ocean
Crypthelia papillosa Western Central Atlantic
Crypthelia peircei Western Central Atlantic.
Crypthelia polypoma Western Pacific.
Crypthelia pudica Western Pacific and Atlan
Crypthelia ramosa Indian Ocean
Crypthelia robusta Western Pacific
Crypthelia stenopoma Indian Ocean
Crypthelia studeri Southwest Pacific
Crypthelia tenuiseptata Western Central Atlantic.
Crypthelia trophostega Northeast Pacific
Crypthelia vascomarquesi Northeast Atlantic
Cyclohelia lamellata Northeast Pacific
Distichopora anceps Eastern Central Pacific
Distichopora anomala Western Central Atlantic.
Distichopora asulcata Eastern Central Pacific
Distichopora barbadensis Western Central Atlantic.
Distichopora borealis Western Pacific
Distichopora cervina Western Central Atlantic.
Distichopora coccinea hydrozoans Western Central Pacific.
Distichopora contorta Western Central Atlantic
Distichopora dispar Southwest Pacific
Distichopora foliacea Western Atlantic
Distichopora gracilis Eastern Central Pacific.
Distichopora irregularis Western Pacific
Distichopora laevigranulosa Southeast Pacific
Distichopora livida Western Central Pacific.
Distichopora nitida Pacific Ocean.
Distichopora profunda Western Indian Ocean
Distichopora providentiae Western Indian Ocean
Distichopora robusta Eastern Central Pacific
Distichopora rosalindae Western Central Atlantic
Distichopora serpens Western Central Pacific
Distichopora sulcata Western Central Atlantic.
Distichopora uniserialis Western Central Atlantic
Distichopora vervoorti Western Central Pacific
Distichopora violacea lace coral Indo-Pacific.
Distichopora yucatanensis Western Central Atlantic
Errina altispina Western Central Atlantic
Errina antarctica red hydrocoral Southwest Atlantic and So
Errina aspera Western Indian Ocean, Eas
Errina atlantica Northeast Atlantic
Errina bicolor Southwest Pacific
Errina chathamensis Southwest Pacific
Errina cheilopora Southwest Pacific
Errina cochleata Western Central Atlantic.
Errina cooki Southwest Pacific
Errina dabneyi Northeast Atlantic
Errina dendyi Southwest Pacific
Errina fissurata Antarctica.
Errina gracilis Southwest and Antarctic P
Errina hicksoni Southwest Pacific
Errina japonica Northwest Pacific
Errina kerguelensis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Errina laevigata Southwest Pacific
Errina laterorifa Antarctic Atlantic
Errina macrogastra Eastern Pacific
Errina novaezelandiae Southwest Pacific
Errina reticulata Southwest Pacific
Errina sinuosa Southwest Pacific
Errinopora nanneca Eastern Pacific
Errinopora pourtalesi Eastern Pacific
Errinopora zarhyncha Northeast Pacific
Errinopsis reticulum Southeast Pacific and Sou
Gyropora africana Southeast Atlantic
Inferiolabiata labiata Southern Atlantic and Sou
Inferiolabiata lowei Western Pacific
Inferiolabiata spinosa Southwest Pacific
Lepidopora biserialis Western Central Atlantic.
Lepidopora carinata Western Central Atlantic
Lepidopora clavigera Western Central Atlantic
Lepidopora concatenata Southwest Pacific
Lepidopora cryptocymas Southwest Pacific
Lepidopora decipiens Western Central Atlantic.
Lepidopora dendrostylus Southwest Pacific
Lepidopora diffusa Southeast Atlantic
Lepidopora eburnea Northeast Atlantic
Lepidopora glabra Western Central Atlantic.
Lepidopora microstylus Western Pacific.
Lepidopora polystichopora Western Pacific
Lepidopora sarmentosa Southwest Pacific
Lepidopora symmetrica Southwest Pacific
Lepidotheca altispina Southwest Pacific.
Lepidotheca brochi Western Central Atlantic.
Lepidotheca cervicornis Southwest Pacific
Lepidotheca chauliostylus Western Pacific
Lepidotheca fascicularis Southwest Pacific
Lepidotheca horrida Western Central Pacific
Lepidotheca inconsuta Southwest Pacific
Lepidotheca macropora Southeast Pacific
Lepidotheca pourtalesi Western Central Atlantic
Lepidotheca ramosa Western Central Pacific
Lepidotheca robusta Southwest Pacific
Lepidotheca tenuistylus Western Indian Ocean
Paraerrina decipiens Western Indian Ocean
Phalangopora regularis Western Indian Ocean
Pliobothrus echinatus Western Central Atlantic.
Pliobothrus fistulosus Southwest Pacific
Pliobothrus gracilis Mediterranean
Pliobothrus symmetricus Atlantic Ocean.
Pliobothrus tubulatus Western Central Atlantic.
Pseudocrypthelia pachypoma Indo-West Pacific
Sporadopora dichotoma Southwest and Antarctic A
Sporadopora micropora Southwest Pacific
Sporadopora mortenseni Southwest Pacific
Stellapora echinata Southwest Atlantic
Stenohelia concinna Southeast Pacific
Stenohelia conferta Southwest Pacific
Stenohelia echinata Northwest Pacific
Stenohelia maderensis Eastern Atlantic
Stenohelia pauciseptata Western Central Atlantic
Stenohelia profunda Southern Pacific and West
Stenohelia tiliata Western Central Pacific
Stenohelia umbonata Western Central Pacific
Stenohelia yabei Northwest Pacific
Stephanohelia praecipua Southwest Pacific
Stylantheca papillosa Eastern Pacific
Stylantheca petrograpta Eastern Pacific
Stylantheca porphyra encrusting hydrocoral Eastern Pacific 90 WD
Stylaster alaskanus Northeast Pacific
Stylaster amphiheloides Indo-West Pacific.
Stylaster antillarum Western Central Atlantic.
Stylaster asper Indo-West Pacific
Stylaster aurantiacus Western Central Atlantic
Stylaster bellus Western Pacific
Stylaster bilobatus Western Central Pacific
Stylaster bithalamus Western Indian Ocean
Stylaster blatteus Eastern Central Atlantic
Stylaster bocki Western Central Pacific
Stylaster boreopacificus Northwest Pacific
Stylaster brochi Northeast Pacific
Stylaster brunneus Western Pacific
Stylaster californicus California hydrocoral Eastern Pacific 30 H
Stylaster campylecus white branching hydrocoral Northeast Pacific
Stylaster cancellatus Northeast Pacific
Stylaster carinatus Northwest Pacific
Stylaster cocosensis Southwest Pacific
Stylaster complanatus Eastern Central Pacific a
Stylaster corallium Western Central Atlantic.
Stylaster crassior Western Indian Ocean
Stylaster densicaulis Southwest Atlantic and We
Stylaster dentatus Northwest Pacific
Stylaster divergens Southeast Pacific
Stylaster duchassaingi Indo-West Pacific and Wes
Stylaster eguchii Southwest Pacific and Ant
Stylaster erubescens Atlantic Ocean and Southw
Stylaster eximius Western Pacific.
Stylaster filogranus Western Atlantic.
Stylaster flabelliformis Indo-West Pacific.
Stylaster galapagensis Eastern Pacific
Stylaster gemmascens Western Pacific and North
Stylaster gracilis Pacific Ocean.
Stylaster griggi Eastern Central Pacific
Stylaster hattorii Northwest Pacific
Stylaster horologium Western Pacific
Stylaster ibericus Northeast Atlantic
Stylaster imbricatus Western Pacific
Stylaster incrassitus Northwest Pacific
Stylaster infundibuliferus Eastern Central Pacific
Stylaster laevigatus Western Atlantic.
Stylaster lonchitis Western Indian Ocean
Stylaster marenzelleri Eastern Pacific
Stylaster maroccanus Eastern Central Atlantic
Stylaster marshae Eastern Indian Ocean
Stylaster microstriatus Northwest Pacific
Stylaster miniatus Western Atlantic.
Stylaster moseleyanus Northeast Pacific
Stylaster multiplex Western Central Pacific
Stylaster nobilis Western Indian Ocean
Stylaster norvegicus pink branching hydrocoral Northeast Pacific and Nor
Stylaster papuensis Western Central Pacific
Stylaster polyorchis Northeast Pacific
Stylaster profundiporus Northwest Pacific
Stylaster profundus Southwest Atlantic and An
Stylaster pulcher Northwest Pacific
Stylaster ramosus Western Indian Ocean
Stylaster robustus Antarctic Atlantic
Stylaster rosaceus Eastern Central Atlantic
Stylaster roseus Western Pacific and Atlan
Stylaster sanguineus Pacific Ocean.
Stylaster scabiosus Pacific Ocean
Stylaster spatula Western Central Atlantic
Stylaster stejnegeri Eastern Pacific
Stylaster stellulatus Southwest Pacific
Stylaster subviolaceus Eastern Atlantic.
Stylaster tenisonwoodsi Eastern Indian Ocean
Stylaster venustus Eastern Pacific
Stylaster verrillii Pacific Ocean
Systemapora ornata Western Pacific



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