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Orange Cup Coral (Tubastraea coccinea) Monument, Lembeh -night dive.<br />
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Orange Cup Coral (Tubastraea coccinea)

Monument, Lembeh -night dive.

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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 Patomarazul
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Uploaded Aug 12, 2018. Captured May 16, 2018 12:31 in Unnamed Road, Batulubang, Lembeh Sel., Kota Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/5.6
  • 1/250s
  • ISO200
  • 12.6mm