Common sea plume
Pinnate, plumose; often resembles ostrich plumes; to over 2 m tall.
Pinnules flimsy, very flexible, oval in cross section, not tapered to tips, not paired on opposite sides of branch, regularly spaced, 1-3 mm wide, 10-20 cm long, longest of any Antillogorgia species. Some specimens form long, drooping, widely spaced pinnules along the stem.
Round to slit-like, usually smooth, restricted to row along opposite narrow sides of pinnules.
Purple to beige; dries brown, beige, tan, pale yellow.
Polyp armature: delicate flat rods. Body wall: scaphoids (curved sclerites) weakly curved, with convex surface smooth or finely spiny, <0.18 mm long; spindles acute.
On reefs and hard bottoms in 1-30 m depth.
Bermuda, South and West Florida, Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea.