species: Briareum stechei in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Briareum stechei

©Ryan McMinds: Briareum stechei at Horseshoe Reef, Lizard Island. Photo identified by Dr Phil Alderslade through iNaturalist.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleralcyonaceae
Family Briareidae
Genus Briareum
Species Briareum stechei



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Averaging 4000 cm (or more, colony width)


Web resources


  • Samimi-Namin, K. and L.P. van Ofwegen (2016). Overview of the genus Briareum (Cnidaria, Octocorallia, Briareidae) in the Indo-Pacific, with the description of a new species. Zookeys, 577: 1-44. LIRS catalog number 90281.