Soft Corals (Alcyoniidae)
Leather Corals and Lobed Leather Coral
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Also known as Leather Corals and Lobed Leather Coral.
Found on coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 5-10m
Most soft corals have no true skeleton and so their bodies are flexible.
Some soft corals have spikes very similar to rose thorns which may help to protect against predators.
Soft corals are food and shelter to many marine animals, some of which hide in the branches and take on the colouration of these corals.
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