A Diver & Giant Black Coral Whip or Wire Coral (Cirrhipathes spiralis)Add to Lightbox Download
A SCUBA diver searches for small creatures on a Giant Black Coral Whip. Wire Coral (Cirrhipathes spiralis) is a deeper water coral which grows as a spiral, out form the wall in a singular fashion. I have seen them in the Maldives and in Fiji. You can see the individuals in this macro image. It is not classified with Soft Corals: Subclass Hexacoralia V/S soft octocralia.
- © Janet MacCausland
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Maldives diver SCUBA Indian Ocean underwater Sea-whip Whip Coral Black Coral Antipatharians Stichopathhes genus Wire coral spiral Giant Black Coral Whip (Cirrhipathes sp) feeding marine animal Phylum: Cnidaria Order: Antipatharia Family Antipathidae Genus: Cirrhipathes six tentacled polyps thorny Barbwire deep-water tropical SCUBA diver haywire
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