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Soft Corals of the Family Nephtheidae,
Part 2

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By Bob Fenner  
Dendronephthya (Roxasia) sp. 1. Bushy to tree-like. Branched and re-branched to more slender ends. Indo-West Pacific; Red Sea, East Africa to Japan, Philippines, Micro- and Polynesia. N. Sulawesi pix.

Dendronephthya (Roxasia) sp. 2. Similar to sp. 1, but with white branches, red/magenta polyp clusters. Often an upright grower. Western Pacific; New Guinea, Indonesia. N. Sulawesi pix.

Dendronephthya (Morchellana) sp. 2. Tri-colored... white branches, magenta or white sclerites. Polyp clusters in umbrella like groupings. Western Pacific; Philippines. Malaysia and N. Sulawesi pix.

Dendronephthya (Spongodes) sp. 1. Bushy, prickly colonies on few, short branches, polyps grouped in tight round bunches. Indo-Western Pacific. N. Sulawesi pic.

Dendronephthya (Morchellana) sp. 2. Large (up to a meter tall) colonies of white branching, with roundish polyp clusters that are "spiky". Western Pacific; Madang, PNG. N. Sulawesi pic.

Dendronephthya sp. Here as glomerate colonies in N. Sulawesi.

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Genus Lemnalia Gray 1868: Slender branched, tree-like soft corals with long, bare, thin stalks and branches, small roundish polyps sparsely distributed on branches, twigs, and cannot retract into body. Indo-West Pacific; East Africa to Australia, Japan.

Lemnalia sp. N. Sulawesi pix.

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