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Scientific name: Alcyonium fauri-4
Common name: Bicoloured 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-4

Pollyps extended

Short Description:

A vivid coloured colony of lobes covered with polyps.Lobes encrusted the substratum.The lobes and the the polyps differ in colour

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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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2008-06-25 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The Haerlem Wreck (1987) 14 140mm 19m Olympus SP550UZ photo
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