A folded colony of vertical zooids in double rows. The siphons are positioned along the top edge of the twisted colony structure. Colour varies, including red, pink, orange and blue. Colony up to 15 cm across.
Colonies of this species start as small flattened fan shapes. As they grow and expand, the colonies fold and bend which results in the brain-like appearance.
Reef areas including rock walls and jetty piles, to depth of 50 m.
Southern and eastern Australia.
Shallow (1-30 m)
Deep ( > 30 m)
Plankton or Particles
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed