General: Long, thin rachis. Single or multiple stems, attached at the base. Color leans to a dull brick red with the polyps always the same color as the coenenchyme (Horvath 2019). This taxonomic group may be in need of taxonomic revision.
Habitat description: Benthic, hard substrate.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Citation: Swiftia simplex (unknown) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Swiftia%20simplex. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-06-30.