species: Ellisella sp 1 in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ellisella sp 1


©Anne Hoggett: Ellisella sp 1 in the lagoon entrance channel, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Closeup of Ellisella sp 1 in the lagoon entrance channel, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Whole colony of Ellisella sp 1 in the lagoon entrance channel, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Alcyonacea
Family Ellisellidae
Genus Ellisella
Species Ellisella sp 1

Colours

    

Distinguishing features

Dichotomously branched colonies of long, thin branches (Fabricius and Alderslade, 2001).

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

Occurs in areas with strong current.

Web resources

References

  • Fabricius, K. and P. Alderslade (2001). Soft corals and sea fans: A comprehensive guide to the tropical shallow water genera of the central-west Pacific, the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea Australian Institute of Marine Science and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Australia.