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Octocorals; Octocorallia

Posted by on Nov 27, 2011 in | Comments Off on Octocorals; Octocorallia

The Octocorals include Soft, Whip and Fan corals, plus the Sea Pens. Many of these Cnidarians are hosts to small macro beasties for our scuba diving underwater photography fiends. Alcyoniidae - Dull Soft Corals Some less spectacular soft coral genera - Lobophytum, Sarcophyton and Sinularia Corals - in a variety of shades of brown! (3 Galleries) Ellisellidae - Whip and Wire Corals Living where the currents run, featuring horny, flexible protein-based skeletons. (2 Galleries) Nephtheidae - Colourful Soft Corals Dendronephya, Lemnalia and Studeriotes species. 47 Photos Pennatulacea - Sea...

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