species: Sinularia brassica in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Sinularia brassica

©Anne Hoggett: a flat, leaf-like colony of Sinularia brassica about 8 cm wide at North Direction Island. The two large retracted polyps at top are Clavularia.

©Anne Hoggett: Sinularia brassica at the lagoon entrance bommie, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Octocorallia
Order Malacalcyonacea
Family Alcyoniidae
Genus Sinularia
Species Sinularia brassica



Distinguishing features

Conspicuous surface sclerites and sparse polyps.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



Phil Alderslade (iNaturalist, 9 Dec 2019) noted that molecular evidence shows that S. dura and S. brassica are distinct but he's not sure if it has been published. In that case, this flat form should be called S. dura.

by Anne Hoggett


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