The Purple Plume Gorgonian is a type of soft coral of the Muriceopsis family. The name Purple Plume is the common trade name for this coral. There are many variations of this coral type that vary in color pattern, color intensity, and are known by different trade names. This is a fast growing soft coral that grows in a fern like shape. The gorgonian in the Bridge Tender reef was collected from the Caribbean Ocean and arrived at Reeves' Reef in February 2019. The gorgonian is an unknown age and is the first generation of coral from the wild. Reeves' Reef is cultivating first generation fragments of this gorgonian.