General Description

Colony of individual polyps (hydranths) joined by root-like network of tubular stolons at the base. Colony shape is feather-like (pinnate). Colour: honey brown, gonophores (reproductive structures) often creamy pink. Up to 1 cm high.


These hydroids occur seasonally in spring and summer.


Southern Australia (South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia).


Subtidal and oceanic, amongst holdfasts of firm-textured red algae and sometimes brown algae.

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