Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Leptogorgia divergens Studer, 1878



Re Euplexaura divergens: Subsequent to his 1909 paper, in his 1924 publication Kükenthal recorded his decision to place the species in the genus Euplexaura as uncertain. The colony shape and the large size of the sclerites indicate the taxon is unlikely to be a species of Euplexaura and is more likely to be species of Astrogorgia [Alderslade this work, 2015].


Ecological Descriptors

Hard bottom, marine, sessile.


Taxonomic note

True identity unknown. Leptogorgia does not occur in Australia or its territories.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
05-Aug-2022 OCTOCORALLIA Haeckel, 1866 13-Aug-2013 MOVED Dr Phil Alderslade
05-Aug-2022 24-Nov-2011 MODIFIED
05-Aug-2022 29-Sep-2010 MODIFIED
16-Mar-2010 (import)