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Orange sea fan black coral
Antipathes gracilis
Gray, 1860

Colonies upright, stiff and coarse, with primary and secondary branches in nearly a single plane, up to 1.2 m. Occasionally somewhat bushy.

Bright orange brown to orange-red.

Inhabit most deep environments, often at the base of walls or on reef tops, down to 100 m.

Occasional Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Orange sea fan black coral (Antipathes gracilis)