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Orange Cup Coral - Tubastraea coccinea The Orange Cup Coral - Tubastraea coccinea are usually seen at late afternoon and at night with its polyps opened up to feed.  When not feeding, the polyps (soft parts) are retracted, and what is seen is the hard skeleton part of the corals. Bali,Coral,Cup Coral,Geotagged,Indonesia,Orange cup coral,Tubastraea coccinea Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Orange Cup Coral - Tubastraea coccinea

The Orange Cup Coral - Tubastraea coccinea are usually seen at late afternoon and at night with its polyps opened up to feed. When not feeding, the polyps (soft parts) are retracted, and what is seen is the hard skeleton part of the corals.

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  1. It could also be Cladopsammia gracilis or related. Posted one year ago

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Orange cup coral belongs to a group of corals known as large-polyp stony corals. This non-reef building coral extends beautiful translucent tentacles at night, which gives the species its nickname, the sun coral. ''Tubastraea coccinea'' is heterotrophic and does not contain zooxanthellae in its tissues as most corals do.

Similar species: Stony Corals
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Jul 25, 2017. Captured in Jl. Silayukti, Padangbai, Manggis, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80871, Indonesia.