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Spiral wheep or wire coral

Stichopathes spp.

Description:

Is a red hard coral that curls on itself in spirals like a cord. Could be sp. lutkeni.

Habitat:

Cambodian coral reefs. In Koh Rong, Buddha Reef.

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25 Comments (1–25)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

WOW!!!!!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thanks for the nice comments.

Laura33
Laura33 8 years ago

Amazing how it takes the shape like that

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

beautiful!

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Thanks, Ismael! :-)

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Awesome!

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Yes, is coral. It grows like that :-)

VianneyTedjamulia
VianneyTedjamulia 9 years ago

Is it real coral? Looks like worms.
Its amazing to know that there is unusual looking coral exists.
:)

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Thanks, dangermouse! I was surprised when I saw the shape of these corals, so curled up.

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 10 years ago

Amazing shot, just beautiful. :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

animais: the size can be at least one meter or more

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

I have found the name and genus! (species is still dubious)

animaisfotos
animaisfotos 10 years ago

Fantastic. Just got curios about the size of it... From the picture gets hard to guess. Thanks for sharing.

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Ye, I wonder why does it adopt this shape? (which evolutive advantage it has): may be to move farther from the reef where is attached and to stand better the current?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Its like a DNA model...!!

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 10 years ago

What a strange thing!

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 10 years ago

This is simply amazing!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

There were many like this when I dove in Cambodia :-)

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

Never seen anything like that, and you really captured it beautifully.

Gigi
Gigi 10 years ago

Very nice!

CoraVajnai
CoraVajnai 10 years ago

Fabulous!!!!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Thanks! it is amazing to see the forms some corals can adopt.

PaulBeaudry
PaulBeaudry 10 years ago

That is beautiful!

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Wow! Another great spiral in nature!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Is it dangerous..?

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Spotted on Feb 24, 2011
Submitted on Jun 18, 2011

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