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Bunch of Lollipop Tunicates - Nephtheis fascicularis This Lollipos Tunicates - Nephtheis fascicularis are usually found in a bunch and each lollipop itself is a colony of tunicates! Anilao,Batangas,Geotagged,Lollipop Tunicate,Nephtheis fascicularis,Philippines,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Bunch of Lollipop Tunicates - Nephtheis fascicularis

This Lollipos Tunicates - Nephtheis fascicularis are usually found in a bunch and each lollipop itself is a colony of tunicates!

    comments (10)

  1. Remarkable species, fantastic job on revealings its layers. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, Ferdy :) Posted 2 years ago
  2. Just fantastic , as always Albert ! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, Leuba :) Posted 2 years ago
  3. Fabulous species. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, Mark :)
      They are actually fairly common in certain dive sites and often overlooked.
      Posted 2 years ago
  4. Amazing and Beautiful!!! and a Lovely image!! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, abhitap for your appreciation :) Posted 2 years ago
  5. Made my day - fascinating and so beautiful! Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thanks, Ruth.
      Glad you find this observation interesting :D
      Posted 10 months ago

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''Nephtheis fascicularis'', commonly called the lollipop tunicate, lollipop coral, or blue palm coral, is a species of tunicate that is native to the shallow reefs of Indonesia. It is the only species in its genus ''Nephtheis''. They are not photosynthetic, and live on plankton and small organic particles obtained from the water currents. The branched stems are formed by tiny polyps called zooids.

Similar species: Enterogona
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Sep 20, 2016. Captured Sep 16, 2016 10:48 in Unnamed Road, Tingloy, Batangas, Philippines.
  • TG-4
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO250
  • 16.48mm