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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Alcyoniinae — numerous species of soft corals.
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Jeju has been designated as an ecological preservation site by UNESCO for its rare and beautiful species of coral (such as Alcyonium gracillimum) and shells (such as Charonia sauliae) which are in the brink of extinction).
The sponges were by Cuvier, and also by Lamarck, accorded a position among the Polypes, near Alcyonium, which represents the latter's
Alcyonium tubcriformc puJpofuni; papillis crcbris itcllatis*