Also known as Devils Hand Leather Coral, Golden Leather Coral, Leather Coral, Leather Umbrella Coral, Leather Toadstool Coral, Mushroom Coral, Toadstool Coral, Toadstool Leather Coral.
Found over slopes and reef tops of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 5-20m
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