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White Gorgonian

Eunicella singularis

Description:

Although in the same phylum as corals (Cnidaria) these are actually soft corals in the order Gorgonacea. These are also known as sea whip or sea fan and are sessile colonial cnidarians found throughout the oceans of the world, especially in the tropics and subtropics.

Notes:

seen this white corals inside of a cave in the cavern area. Depht round about 15 meters in the mediterenean sea

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White Gorgonian
Eunicella singularis


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4 Comments

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

Update Informations.

Thanks to Moralcoral for your help!!

moralcoral
moralcoral 9 years ago

Although in the same phylum as corals (Cnidaria) these are actually soft corals in the order Gorgonacea. These are also known as sea whip or sea fan and are sessile colonial cnidarians found throughout the oceans of the world, especially in the tropics and subtropics.

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

@alicelongmartin thanks!!!
@moralcoral thanks for ID!! I think i was blind when i was searching it :-)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Beautiful!

Palaimon
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Palaimon

Pals, Catalunya/Cataluña, Spain

Spotted on Jul 16, 2009
Submitted on Oct 25, 2011

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