Colony of individual polyps (hydranths) joined by root-like network of tubular stolons at the base. Colony shape is feather-like (pinnate). Colour: colonies white, gonophores often iridescent white to yellow. Up to 1 cm long.
Colonies of this species occur throughout most of year. They are fertile late winter to summer.
On algae and other invertebrates, common on jetty piles, in sheltered bays and ocean.
New Zealand and 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