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: white to greenish, sometimes with internal patches of black zooxanthallae (microscopic plants) living in the coensosarc. Up to 8 cm long.
Colonies of this species commence growth in winter and become fertile late spring.
On sponges or hanging down in curtains in crevices in clear ocean waters.
Plankton or Particles
Generally not harmful but still able to sting bare skin.
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed