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: white. Up to 5 cm high.


These graceful colonies are common on jetties.


Southern Australian (South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia)and New Zealand waters.


Subtidal, epiphytic on algae and epizoic on benthic invertebrates such as sponges. Prefers semi-sheltered areas.

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