Colony of individual polyps (hydranths) joined by root-like network of tubular stolons at the base. Colony shaped like a fan. Colour: stem and branches dark greyish brown, gonothecae white. Up to 30 cm high.
Colonies of this species live for several years. They are fertile in winter. They may also occur in New Zealand but this is yet to be confirmed.
Deep reefs in flowing current.
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