Goldenstem Soft Coral (Eleutherobia sp.)

Also known as Fuzzy Carrot Coral, Stalactite Coral

Description

Also known as Fuzzy Carrot Coral, Stalactite Coral.

Found singly or in colonies (but attached singularly) inside caves and under ledges attached to rock hanging down over coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 60cm
Depth - ?
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. Ref: x

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