species: Veretillum cf. sp. in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Veretillum cf. sp.

©Anne Hoggett: Veretillum cf. sp. at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island, off Chinaman's Ridge, 16 metres depth, at night. Colony is 10-12 cm tall. Thanks to Joe Rowlett for the tentative genus-level id.

©Anne Hoggett: Enlarged view of the same colony, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Octocorallia
Order Scleralcyonaceae
Family Veretillidae
Genus Veretillum
Species Veretillum cf. sp.



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



Web resources


  • 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.