species: Antipathes sp. 2 in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Antipathes sp. 2


©Anne Hoggett: Antipathes sp. 2 on the reef slope between Bird and South Islands, Lizard Island Group. Huge colony about 3 m high.

©Anne Hoggett: Antipathes sp. 2 on the reef slope between Bird and South Islands, Lizard Island Group. Huge colony about 3 m high.

©Anne Hoggett: Antipathes sp. 2 on the reef slope between Bird and South Islands, Lizard Island Group. Huge colony about 3 m high.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Antipatharia
Family Antipathidae
Genus Antipathes
Species Antipathes sp. 2

Distinguishing features

Brown colouration, bushy growth habit, grows very large with thick corallum and thin branchlets.

This could be either Antipathes arborea or Antipathes grandis according to Erika Gress (Dec 2021). Spines on the corallum need to be examined to distinguish between the two.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution

Web resources