Dendrogyra cylindrus

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DomainEukaryota • RegnumAnimalia • PhylumCnidaria • ClassisAnthozoa • SubclassisHexacorallia • OrdoScleractinia • SubordoFaviina • FamiliaMeandrinidae • GenusDendrogyra • Species: Dendrogyra cylindrus Ehrenberg, 1834
Dendrogyra cylindricus (preferred by en.wikipedia & ITIS & WoRMS)
  • Note: For ITIS & WoRMS, this is currently the only extant (living) species in the genus Dendrogyra.

Pillar corals (Dendrogyra cylindricus) are a type of hard coral which live in the western Atlantic Ocean. They are one of the digitate corals which resemble fingers, or a cluster of cigars growing up from the sea floor, but without any secondary branching.