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: scarlet, appearing black in deeper waters. Up to 10 cm high.
Colonies of this species grow in winter months and become fertile late winter. They may live for several years.
Oceanic reefs, prefers good current flow.
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