Cladiella

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Cladiella
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Cladiella sp.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Alcyonacea
Family: Alcyoniidae
Genus: Cladiella
Gray, 1869 [1]

Cladiella is a genus of soft corals native to the Indo-Pacific region. These corals are commonly known as colt corals or finger leather corals and are often kept in reef aquaria. They grow fast, have short rounded or conical lobes and are sticky to the touch owing to the production of much mucus. They are creamy or pale grey in colour. The polyps are fully retractable and give the colony a fluffy look when extended. They may be a contrasting green or brown hue.[2]

Species[edit]

The World Register of Marine Species lists the following species:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ van Ofwegen, Leen (2014). "Cladiella Gray, 1869". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  2. ^ "Colt Coral". Animal World. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  3. ^ "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Cladiella Gray, 1869". marinespecies.org. Retrieved 2018-03-23.