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Cushion Coral (Cladocora caespitosa) The only true coral in the Mediterranean Sea! Cladocora caespitosa,Geotagged,Spain,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Cushion Coral (Cladocora caespitosa)

The only true coral in the Mediterranean Sea!

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  1. I did not know that, why is that? Posted 2 years ago
    1. I would blame it to pollution..Small sea with many centuries of boat and human activity throughout it, overfishing, global warming..all in a pot! ..There are other coral-alikes, for example the soft corals, but not stony corals like this one that belongs to the Hexacorallia..
      See some facts here:
      http://www.edgeofexistence.org/species/bushy-coral/
      Posted 2 years ago
      1. Thanks for the answer, makes sense. Posted 2 years ago

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''Cladocora caespitosa'', commonly known as cushion coral, is a stony coral of the subclass Hexacorallia. This species forms the only true coral reef in the Mediterranean Sea.

Similar species: Stony Corals
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Mar 29, 2020. Captured Aug 24, 2019 15:02 in Calle La Punta, 03501 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain.
  • TG-5
  • f/5.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 11.01mm