Rose lace coral
Saltwater species. Hydrocorals. Colonies form fan-like structures of branches.
To be confused with
- Red coral Corallium rubrum
Size: 2.5 to 10 cm
Colour: Purple to burgundy or lavender near the base, fading to pink and white toward the tips of the branches. Occasionally all white.
Shape: Colonies fan-like, with branches in one plane.
Habitat environment and ecology
Inhabits coral reefs, protected, shaded areas of reefs, often in caves or crevices, from 6 to 30 m depths.
BES-eilanden: St. Eustatius.
[Marco Faasse, apr. 2015]; [Marion Haarsma, 2016]
- Humann, P., & DeLoach, N. (2002). Reef Creature Identification:
Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas (p. 420). Jacksonville (FL): New World