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Black Cup Coral - Tubastraea micrantha Usually during day time, the Polyps of this Black Cup Coral is not exposed/seen, in this instance, you will only see the branching skeletons.  When they are feeding, usually at night or late afternoon, then the polyps opens up.<br />
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Black Cup Coral - Tubastraea micrantha

Usually during day time, the Polyps of this Black Cup Coral is not exposed/seen, in this instance, you will only see the branching skeletons. When they are feeding, usually at night or late afternoon, then the polyps opens up.

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The species Tubastraea micrantha is also known as Sun Coral or Sun Polyps, is a genus of coral in the phylum Cnidaria. It is a Cup Coral in the family Dendrophylliidae.

Similar species: Stony Corals
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Dec 6, 2016. Captured Mar 28, 2016 17:02 in Mabini Circumferential Rd, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines.
  • DSC-RX100
  • f/8.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 37.1mm