Colony of individual polyps (hydranths) joined by root-like network of tubular stolons at the base. Colony shape is tree-like or bushy (arborescent). Colour: colony pale greenish to honey brown, often pink from a thin coating of coralline algae. Up to 25 cm high.
Colonies of this species grow during winter and early spring.
Rubble sea floor in open areas with strong current flow.
Worldwide in temperate oceans, including southern Australia.
Plankton or Particles
Generally not harmful but still able to sting bare skin.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed