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Bipinnate sea plume
Pseudopterogorgia bipinnata
(Verrill, 1864)

Colonies up to 57 cm and nearly as broad, usually growing in a single plane. Primary and secondary branches bear short, stiff branchlets about 2.5-4.0 cm long and 1-1.5 mm in diameter. These paired branchlets extend from the branches at regularly spaced intervals, 4-10 mm. Apertures quite small and slit like, arranged in a single or staggered double row on each side of the branches.

Purple to violet, occasional bright yellow to whitish.

Inhabit moderate to deep, clear water patch reefs.

Common Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Bipinnate sea plume (Pseudopterogorgia bipinnata)