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Orange Wire Sea Fan

Acanthogorgia sp.

Description:

Also known as Wire Bush Coral and Bottle Brush Coral. They grow in a single plane or several planes with branches growing out of various parts of the main fan. They have non-retractable polyps which are often trumpet shaped. They feed on plankton.

Habitat:

Found on coral and rocky reefs often in caves or under overhangs, at depths of 20 to 30m. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.

Notes:

I see this type of coral a lot in these parts, at various depths.

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8 Comments

Blogie
Blogie 5 years ago

Hi Amy30 & starrance! Happy new year!
The spotting has map coordinates -- you can pinpoint the location on google maps. :)

Amy30
Amy30 5 years ago

Thanks starrance

starrance
starrance 5 years ago

Ya I agree with Amy30, where did you find that

Amy30
Amy30 5 years ago

Pretty where did u find that

Blogie
Blogie 6 years ago

Thank you, HanSiNewcover!

Hans.New
Hans.New 6 years ago

Very beautiful Series.

Blogie
Blogie 6 years ago

Yes, indeed it is! I see quite a lot of them around these parts, but the one I posted here is the most beautiful I've seen so far. My photographic setup and skills don't give it justice, though.

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 6 years ago

Beautiful!

Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Lat: 6.98, Long: 125.72

Spotted on Jan 30, 2012
Submitted on Jan 25, 2012

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