Knobby Leather Coral (Sinularia sp.)

Also known as Finger Leather Coral, Leather Coral

Description

Also known as Finger Leather Coral, Leather Coral.

Found on coral and rocky reefs, generally have a lumpy finger like appearance.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 17cm
Depth - 2-40m
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: x

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