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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 4 years ago

WOW!!!!!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Thanks for the nice comments.

Laura33
Laura33 6 years ago

Amazing how it takes the shape like that

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 6 years ago

beautiful!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks, Ismael! :-)

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 7 years ago

Awesome!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

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

VianneyTedjamulia
VianneyTedjamulia 7 years ago

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

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

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

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 8 years ago

Amazing shot, just beautiful. :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

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

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

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

animaisfotos
animaisfotos 8 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 8 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 8 years ago

Its like a DNA model...!!

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 8 years ago

What a strange thing!

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 8 years ago

This is simply amazing!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

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

lori.tas
lori.tas 8 years ago

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

Gigi
Gigi 8 years ago

Very nice!

CoraVajnai
CoraVajnai 8 years ago

Fabulous!!!!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

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

PaulBeaudry
PaulBeaudry 8 years ago

That is beautiful!

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Wow! Another great spiral in nature!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Is it dangerous..?

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

ខេត្តព្រះសីហនុ, Cambodia

Lat: 10.72, Long: 103.78

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

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