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Artichoke Coral Sep 13, 2017. Oil Slick Leap dive site, Bonaire.<br />
They are electric green and fluoresce at night under UV light. Artichoke Coral,Caribbean Netherlands,Geotagged,Scolymia cubensis,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Artichoke Coral

Sep 13, 2017. Oil Slick Leap dive site, Bonaire.
They are electric green and fluoresce at night under UV light.

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  1. Wow! Beautiful! Posted 4 years ago

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Usually attached but may be free-living, with a tapered base. Polyps have one, rarely two or more centres and are sometimes over 100 mm across. They may be only a few mm thick, with successive regrowths forming tiers. Sometimes corallites have several mouths. Septa are in two or three orders of slightly different size. A paliform crown may be distinguishable. Polyps are fleshy.
Colour: Uniform or variegated brown, red, tan or green. Sometimes bright orange (which may photograph brown).
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Similar species: Stony Corals
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Dec 31, 2017. Captured Sep 13, 2017 11:47 in Bulevar Gob. N. Debrot, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands.
  • DC1400
  • f/4.8
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 15.4mm