General Description

Colony of individual polyps (hydranths) joined by root-like network of tubular stolons at the base. Colony shaped like a fan. Colour: stem and branches dark greyish brown, gonothecae (containing reproductive structures) white. Up to 30 cm high.


Colonies of this species live for several years. They are fertile in winter. They may also occur in New Zealand but this is yet to be confirmed.


Southern Australia.


Deep reefs in flowing current.

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