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Scientific name: Eleutherobia sp
Common name: Golden-stem soft coral
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Cnidaria Anthozoa Alcyonaria Alcyonaria Alcyonacea Not Defined Scarabaeoidea Not Defined Eleutherobia Eleutherobia sp

Pollyps extended

Short Description:

Plump and sausage-shaped.Penduncle fleshy and thick.The axis is always yellow with polyps evenly distributed around it.Colony covered with soft,prickly protuberances  when the polyps is withdrawn.Similar to the Eleutherobia aurea (golden soft coral) where the polyps is mostly white

The axis is always yellow
Size: 12-150mm
Behaviour: Attached on reef with arm with extented polyps waving in current
Diet: Plantonic animals 


Depth: 10-300m
Habitat: Sandy cervices between rocks
  • Two Oceans
    (A guide to the marine life of Southern Africa)
    GM Branch;CL Griffiths;ML Branch;LE Beckley
Similar Species:
  • None on databse

Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Sharon Clark-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-04-01 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Crossroads 17 50mm 17m Canon Powershot A70 photo
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