Also known as Black Coral Sea Whip, Black Wire Coral, Octocoral, Red Sea Whip, Whip Coral, Wire Coral, Whip Gorgonian.
Found in dense colonies usually in exposed areas on mud and sand bottoms, reef flats and walls.
They feed on plankton.
Varies in colour.
Length - ?m
Depth - 15-1200m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific Ref: x