Cherry Blossom Coral (Siphonogorgia godeffroyi)

Also known as Godeffroy's Soft Coral, Octocoral, Soft Tree Coral, Tree Coral

Description

Also known as Godeffroy's Soft Coral, Octocoral, Soft Tree Coral, Tree Coral.

Found along ledges, overhangs and slopes of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 60cm
Depth - 10-20m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

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. (edit) Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siphonogorgia_godeffroyi

0 comments

Leave a comment

Known Sightings / Photograph Locations

Share this: