Also known as Devils Hand Coral, Devils Hand Leather Coral, Leather Coral, Leather Ridge Coral.
Found over rubble areas of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on plankton.
Width - 20cm
Depth - 1-20m
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