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Treated as Verongia cauliformis rufa (Carter, 1882) by Teerling (1975); Aplysina longissima by Storr (1976); Verongia longissima (Carter, 1882) by de Laubenfels (1936, 1953), Little (1963), Tabb and Manning (1961), Kaminskaya (1971), Storr (1976), and Alcolado (1984); Dysidea tenerrima Carter, 1884, [?] by Carter (1884).
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