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Faulkner's coral (Tubastraea faulkneri), Solitary Islands MP
Faulkner's coral (Tubastraea faulkneri) with tentacles extended from the large polpys (up to 12 mm across) and, in one case at the bottom of the image, retracted. It is a tropical species, in Australia occurring from Jurien Bay in Western Australia across the north and then south to Sydney. It is often preyed on by the sea snail Epidendrium billeeanum that eats the polyp then lays its eggs in the colony. Solitary Islands Marine Park. New South Wales, Australia
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