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A house to others -Pocillopora meandrina Diver&#039;s Lodge House Reef, Lembeh.<br />
Another close-up to show how many small fishes hang around the cauliflower coral that serves as a quick hide out from predators.  Cauliflower Coral,Geotagged,Indonesia,Pocillopora elegans,Pocillopora meandrina,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

A house to others -Pocillopora meandrina

Diver's Lodge House Reef, Lembeh.
Another close-up to show how many small fishes hang around the cauliflower coral that serves as a quick hide out from predators.

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  1. Great colors! Posted 3 years ago
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Pocillopora elegans is a species of colonial stony coral in the family Pocilloporidae. It is native to tropical and subtropical parts of the western, central and eastern Pacific Ocean. It is susceptible to bleaching and various coral diseases and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed it as a "vulnerable species".
P. elegans forms small clumps of short, thick, mostly erect branches with flattened tips. The surface of the coral has smooth rounded lobes known as.. more

Similar species: Stony Corals
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Oct 20, 2018. Captured May 23, 2018 05:07 in Unnamed Road, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/3.2
  • 1/640s
  • ISO100
  • 5.87mm