Key:  Order Pennatulacea

Phylum Cnidaria
 Class Anthozoa
  Subclass Alcyonaria (Octocorallia)

Taken primarily from  Kozloff, 1987, 1996 p. 70 (Copyright 1987, 1996, University of Washington Press.  Used in this web page by permission of University of Washington Press)
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1a Rachis and branches fleshy, pale to vivid orange (picture) Ptilosarcus gurneyi
1b Rachis and branches slender, not especially fleshy, white or almost white 2
2a Rachis smooth to the touch, without projecting calcareous spicules Virgularia spp.
2b Rachis rough to the touch, owing to projecting calcareous spicules Stylatula elongata

Taxonomic Levels Represented in This Key:
Ptilosarcus gurneyi

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