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Orange Cup Coral - Tubastrea faulkneri The polyps of this Yellow Cup Coral - Tubastrea faulkneri is open, making them looks like flowers.  Usually, during day time, the polyps are retracted and you can only see the tube/skeletons. Anilao,Batangas,Coral,Cup Coral,Geotagged,Orange cup coral,Philippines,Tubastrea faulkneri,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Orange Cup Coral - Tubastrea faulkneri

The polyps of this Yellow Cup Coral - Tubastrea faulkneri is open, making them looks like flowers. Usually, during day time, the polyps are retracted and you can only see the tube/skeletons.

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Orange cup coral or sun coral (Tubastrea faulkneri) is a large polyp stony coral (LPS) from the family Dendrophyliidae. The name Tubastrea is broken down from Latin: tubus, meaning tube, and astron, meaning star.

Similar species: Stony Corals
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Aug 8, 2016. Captured Feb 26, 2016 12:07 in Mabini Circumferential Rd, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines.
  • DSC-RX100
  • f/4.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO200
  • 10.4mm