Mushroom Coral (Discosoma sp.)

Also known as Disc Anemone, Discosoma Mushroom, Elephant Ear Mushroom Coral, Elephant Ears, False Coral, Mushroom Anemone, Mushroom Corallimorph, Sea Anemone

Description

Also known as Disc Anemone, Discosoma Mushroom, Elephant Ear Mushroom Coral, Elephant Ears, False Coral, Mushroom Anemone, Mushroom Corallimorph, Sea Anemone.

Found on coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on plankton.
They vary in colour.
Length - ?cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean, Indo-Pacific

Discosomatidae Similar to sea anemones, (a cross between a stony coral and an anemone, looks like an anemone but has no skeleton!) but are flat, have short club-tipped tentacles or multiple branched fringing tentacles.
They are adept at taking over large areas of reef.
They have a very potent sting, when disturbed can shoot out stinging threads that have been known to sting through a lycra suit! Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discosoma

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