Virgulariidae, Verrill, 1868

Devictor, Susan T. & Morton, Steve L., 2010, Identification guide to the shallow water (0 - 200 m) octocorals of the South Atlantic Bight 2599, Zootaxa 2599 (1), pp. 1-62: 24

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Family Virgulariidae  

Octocorals with a distinct axis and autozooids arranged in leaves, giving the colonies a bilaterally symmetrical form. This family is represented by two species, Virgularia presbytes   and Stylatula elegans   , in the shallow SAB.