Eunicella verrucosa
Pink sea fan

Eunicella verrucosa
Two fans of Eunicella verrucosa showing the two morphs, pink and white.
Image width ca 60 cm.
Image: Keith Hiscock

Phylum Cnidaria
Class Octocorallia
Habitat Information
Found mainly on upward facing bedrock in areas where water movement (wave action or tidal streams) is moderately strong.
Species description
The "pink" sea fan may be white to deep pink in colour. Colonies branch profusely and the branches are covered in warty protuberences from which the small anemone-like polyps emerge. Colonies may be up to 50 cm high but more often up to 25 cm and are usually oriented in one plane (at right angles to the prevailing water currents).
PMF archive information
Species name is listed in the PMF at the following locations:
>Eddystone area
Mewstone area
Mewstone Shell Gravel/Mewstone Ledges
Queens Grounds and New Grounds
Rame-Eddystone or Middle Grounds
Stoke Point Grounds

Links to the MarLIN Biology and Sensitivity Key-information pages

Basic Information

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