Sea whip (species: Junceella fragilis) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Junceella fragilis
Sea whip

©Anne Hoggett: Junceella fragilis at North Point, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Junceella fragilis polyps at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Junceella fragilis polyps at Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Alcyonacea
Family Ellisellidae
Genus Junceella
Species Junceella fragilis



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Common in current-rich areas at the bases of reefs in water deeper than 6 metres.

Web resources


  • Allen, G.R. and R. Steene (1994). Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide Tropical Reef Research, Singapore. ISBN: 981-00-5687-7.
  • 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.
  • Walker, T.A. and G.D. Bull (1983). A newly discovered method of reproduction in gorgonian coral, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 12: 137-143. LIRS catalog number 156.