Colony of individual polyps (hydranths) joined by root-like network of tubular stolons at the base. Colony shape is single stems. Colour: purplish-brown. Up to 5 cm high.
Colonies of this species grow throughout the year, and are fertile in spring to late summer.
Among holdfasts of seaweed and on sponge in sheltered oceanic waters.
New Zealand and 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