species: Cirrhipathes sp. 3 in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cirrhipathes sp. 3

©Anne Hoggett: Cirrhipathes sp. 3 hanging from the ceiling of a shallow cavern on the reef slope between Bird and South Islands, Lizard Island Group. Diameter of corallum is about 5 mm; total length about 30 cm.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Antipatharia
Family Antipathidae
Genus Cirrhipathes
Species Cirrhipathes sp. 3

Distinguishing features

Sparse, irregularly placed polyps on a narrow corallum. Short, grows to only 30-40 cm. Erika Gress advises that this is an undescribed species, likely also found in Indonesia.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



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