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Leiopathes NOAA, Hawái.jpg
Leiopathes annosa colony
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Antipatharia
Family: Leiopathidae
Genus: Leiopathes
Haime, 1849

Leiopathes is a genus of hexacorallians belonging to the anthozoan clade Antipatharia. The genus name means "smooth disease".



  1. ^ Wagner, D.; Opresko, D. M. (2015). Description of a new species of Leiopathes (Antipatharia: Leiopathidae) from the Hawaiian Islands. Zootaxa. 3974(2): 277., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3974.2.11
  2. ^ Jacob van der Land (2013). "Leiopathes glaberrima (Esper, 1788)". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 21 June 2017.