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Knotted fan coral - Melithaea ochracea

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  1. Magical atmosphere! Posted 9 days ago
    1. Yes! It was the side of a coral wall and this coral is a bit phantasmagoric in appearance :-) Posted 8 days ago
      1. phantasmagoric...I'm so stealing that word. Posted 8 days ago
        1. I am Ok with that! ;-) Posted 7 days ago
  2. So dreamy <3 Posted 8 days ago
    1. Yes, and they sway with the currents a bit so is very nice to watch :-) Posted 7 days ago
      1. Ohhh, nice! Definitely phantasmagoric...yes, I am stealing that word too! Posted 5 days ago
        1. Haha! Let's collect special words to describe our spottings :-D Posted 5 days ago
          1. Yes!! It'll be hard to top phantasmagoric though. Posted 5 days ago
            1. mmmm...I see this as a challenge :-) Posted 5 days ago
              1. Haha, yes!! I can rarely think of cool words on the spot though, so this will be a fun challenge for me. Posted 5 days ago

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''Melithaea ochracea'' is a species of colonial soft coral in the family Melithaeidae, commonly known as knotted fan coral. It grows in tree-like fans on coral reefs in the South China Sea. It is used in the jewellery industry under the name red spongy coral.

Similar species: Soft Corals
Species identified by Patomarazul
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By Patomarazul

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Uploaded Sep 13, 2020. Captured Nov 1, 2019 02:25 in Indonesia.
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  • ISO100
  • 6.42mm