Fig. 23.3.

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The most commonly encountered octocorals growth forms: (A) single polyps connected by stolons as found in Clavularia; (B) tall axial polyps that bud off lateral polyps and are united at their base with stolons as found in Carijoa; (C) prototype ‘soft coral’ where polyps are embedded in a thick fleshy tissue mass called coenenchyme as found in Klyxum; (D) prototype ‘gorgonian’ with upright growth form and polyps arranged around a central axis as found in Rumphella. (Sources: Illustration A, Gohar HAF (1948) A description and some biological studies of a new alcyonarian species “Clavularia hamra” Gohar. Publications of the Marine Biological Station Gahdaqa (Red Sea) 6, 1–33. Illustrations B-D, modified from Hyman 1940).
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