Leptophyton benayahui gen. nov. & spec. nov. is a new genus and species (family Nephtheidae) described from material collected off Durban and on Aliwal Shoal. The genus is compared with other genera of the family that possess similar sclerites of colony morphology.

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van Ofwegen, L.P, & Schleyer, M.H. (1997). Corals of the South-west Indian Ocean V. Leptophyton benayahui gen. nov. & spec. nov. (Cnidaria, Alcyonacea) from deep reefs off Durban and on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, South Africa. Oceanographic Research Institute Investigational Report, 71, 1–12.