Red-and-Yellow Clathria (Clathria sp.)

Also known as Gorgonian Sea Fan, Red-and-White Clathria Red-and-White Sea Fan, Red-and-Yellow Sea Fan

Description

Also known as Gorgonian Sea Fan, Red-and-Yellow Sea Fan, Yellow-and-White Clathria Yellow-and-White Sea Fan.

Found in crevices, over drop offs on edges of overhangs, slopes and terraces.
They feed on plankton.
Length - Spreading
Depth - 10-30m
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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