General Description

Flower-like with up to 40 tentacles radiating from the head (hydranth). Stem up to 10 cm long.


This species is the largest hydroid in Australian waters. They usually form small groups of well separated individuals.


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


Sheltered areas of oceans and bays. Subtidal, epizoic on alcyonaceans, particularly Parerythropodium membranaceum.

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