Cherry Blossom Coral (species: Siphonogorgia godeffroyi) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Siphonogorgia godeffroyi
Cherry Blossom Coral


©Anne Hoggett: Siphonogorgia godeffroyi at North Point, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Siphonogorgia godeffroyi at North Point, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Siphonogorgia godeffroyi at North Point, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Alcyonacea
Family Nidaliidae
Genus Siphonogorgia
Species Siphonogorgia godeffroyi

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Distinguishing features

A distinctive species with smooth, dark red, inflated branches and bunches of large yellow polyps that can completely retract concentrated on branch tips.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

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Distribution

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References

References that assist with identification

  • 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.