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Title: Leptopsammia  
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Subject: Coral
Collection: Scleractinia
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Sunset cup coral
(Leptopsammia pruvoti)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Subclass: Hexacorallia
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Dendrophylliidae
Genus: Leptopsammia
Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1848 [1]
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Leptopsammia is a genus of stony cup corals in the family Dendrophylliidae. Members of this genus are found at depths down to about 900 metres (3,000 ft). They are azooxanthellate, meaning that they do not contain symbiotic photosynthetic algae as do many species of coral.[1]


The following species are listed in the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS): [1]


  1. ^ a b c Cairns, S.; Hoeksema, B. (2014). Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1848"Leptopsammia".  
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