Black Cup Coral

Tubastraea micrantha

The species Tubastraea micrantha is also known as Sun Coral or Sun Polyps, is a genus of coral in the phylum Cnidaria. It is a Cup Coral in the family Dendrophylliidae.
Black Cup Coral (Tubastraea micranthus) Kapal Indah, Lembeh. Black Cup Coral,Geotagged,Indonesia,Spring,Tubastraea micrantha

Appearance

Sun corals belong to a group of corals known as large-polyp stony corals. This means that while they produce a hard skeleton, they do not build reefs. Different species have polyps in a variety of colors, including yellow, orange, and shades of black. The species Tubastraea micrantha is blackish green in colour.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionCnidaria
ClassAnthozoa
OrderScleractinia
FamilyDendrophylliidae
GenusTubastraea
SpeciesTubastraea micrantha