species: Umbellulifera sp 1 in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Umbellulifera sp 1

©Lyle Vail: Umbellulifera sp 1 with unidentified shrimp, away from base of reef slope, North Point, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Octocorallia
Order Malacalcyonacea
Family Nephtheidae
Genus Umbellulifera
Species Umbellulifera sp 1



Distinguishing features

A long, bare stalk with polyps restricted small groups at the terminal end.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



Web resources


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.