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Knotted fan coral

Melithaea ochracea


Tentative ID. Colonies of Melithaea ochracea are arborescent and usually grow to about 20 cm (8 in) long although much larger specimens can be found. They grow in one plane and have a branching, fan-shaped structure.


Melithaea ochracea grows on shallow reefs in the South China Sea between Taiwan and Indonesia. Its range also includes Singapore and Malaysia.

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Bitung, Sulut, Indonesia

Spotted on May 13, 2018
Submitted on May 26, 2019

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