Color: Generally red, in its various tonalities and shades. Pale pink coloration is also found.
Location found (including the present day areas which are no longer exploited):
Italy (Calabria, Campania, Lazio, Toscana, Liguria, Siclia, Sardegna), France, Spain, Morocco, and also Algeria and Tunisia, whose coral, of slightly greater dimensions, was commonly called "barberia".
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Octocorallia (Subclass) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Scleraxonia (Suborder) > Coralliidae (Family) > Corallium (Genus) > Corallium rubrum (Species)