Colony of individual polyps (hydranths) joined by root-like network of tubular stolons at the base. Colony shape is lacy. Colour: colonies dirty white, stems in older colonies brownish; medusae transparent white, stomach often golden brown. Often more than 6 cm long.
Colonies of this common southern Australian species grow and mature in winter.
On hard surfaces and invertebrates in shallow water, often on jetty pylons.
Temperate waters worldwide. In 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