Ellisellidae, Whip and Wire Corals

The Ellisellidae Octocorals are flexible but strong, with an internal skeleton made of a complex protein called gorgonin. Rarely seen on a coral reef, they are normally found on rocky, exposed dive sites.

These flexible Octocorals are found where the strong currents can run.

Looking like a fan rather than a whip - more appropriately known as Harp or Lyre Coral .