Sea whip (species: Junceella fragilis) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (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

Colours

         

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©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

References

  • 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.