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Scientific name: Alcyonium fauri-3
Common name: Orange soft coral
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Cnidaria Anthozoa Alcyonaria Alcyonaria Alcyonacea Not Defined Alcyoniidae Not Defined Alcyonium Alcyonium fauri-3


Short Description:

A vivid orange colony of lobes covered with polyps.Lobes encrusted the substratum.

 Colours varaible to yellow,pink,red or orange
Size: 30cm
Behaviour: Attached on reef with arm with extented polyps waving in current
Diet: Plantonic animals 

From Saldanah bay to Sodwana 

Depth: 1-20m 
Habitat: Subtidal zone and rocky reefs
  • Two Oceans
    (A guide to the marine life of Southern Africa)
    GM Branch;CL Griffiths;ML Branch;LE Beckley
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Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Evania Lombard-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-01-02 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Fort Raggie 18 140mm 12m Nikon Coolpix E3200 photo
Jacques Alberts-(Jeffreys Bay) 2011-09-18 Jeffreys Bay Jeffreys Bay (JB)-Jagged Edge 16 100mm 14m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
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