Subergorgia suberosa   (Pallas,  1766) (Soft coral)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Anthozoa

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Color: Light brown

Colonies branched in one plane or irregularly and divide dichotomously but rarely fuse. Cortex thin and polyps retractile fully when dry. Cortical spicules 0.012 x 0.068 mm and medullar spicules are of 2 types - sinuous and tuberculated.

Synonym (s)
Subergorgia suberosa (Pallas, 1766)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Benthic, Reef Associated, Rocky


• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA (Record: 1997)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 9.08) (Long: 79.08) INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8) (Long: 71) INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 10.21) (Long: 74) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA (Record: 1991-1992)
• Tamil Nadu, Thoothukkudi INDIA (Record: 1991-1992)
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA (Record: 1991-1992)

Literature Source(s)
  • Venkatraman, K; Srinivasan, M; Satyanarayana, CH and Prabhakar D (2002) Faunal diversity of Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve Conservation area series 15 ZSI 77 pp; VIII pla Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Goh Nigel, KC and Chou Loke Ming (1998) Bioactivity screening of Singapore gorgonians: Antimicrobial activity, toxicity to Artemia salina and efficacy against Plasmodium berghei Zoological Science (Tokyo) 15 (5) 805-812 Available at - Zoological Records
  • Goh, NKC and Chou, LM (1995) Growth of five species of gorgonians (sub-class Octocorallia) in the sedimented waters of Singapore Marine Ecology 16 (4) 337-346 Available at - Zoological Records
  • Mary, AG and Lazarus, S (2004) Gorgonids off the southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 46(1) 32-43 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Raveendran, TV; Limna Mol, VP; Paramerwaran, PS (2010) Natural product Antifoulants from the octorals of indian waters International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Elsevier 65(1) 265-268 Available at -
  • Velayutham, P; Venkataramanujam, K and Ramadhass, V (2005) Studies on commercially important gorgonians in the Gulf of Mannar Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 36-40 Available at -

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