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Euphyllia paraancora Nudi's Retreat, Lembeh. Branching Hammer coral,Euphyllia paraancora,Geotagged,Indonesia,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. WOW! This is so magical! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Haha, agreed! I've been sitting here, refreshing the screen...waiting for Marta to post more about this. I don't even know what it is, but it's beautiful!! Posted 3 years ago
      1. And, yay - done! My *impatience* has paid off.

        Lovely coral, Marta!
        Posted 3 years ago
    2. Thanks! :-) Posted 3 years ago
      1. It is an animal, believe it or not ;-D Posted 3 years ago
  2. This is so so lovely!! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks for your appreciation! Posted 3 years ago

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Euphyllia paraancora is a species of large-polyped stony coral in the family Euphyllidae.
It has especially long tentacles that are with tipped anchor or hammerhead-like knobs, and also typically comes in various shades of brown and fluorescent green, with the tentacle tips often being lighter or different colored. Specimens bearing tentacles of other colors can be found at times, too. However, this species has a branching (phaceloid) skeleton rather than a flabello-meandroid skeleton.

Similar species: Stony Corals
Species identified by Patomarazul
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By Patomarazul

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Uploaded Feb 3, 2019. Captured May 29, 2018 03:01 in Unnamed Road, Makawidey, Aertembaga, Kota Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/5.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO125
  • 11.78mm