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Southern soft coral

Dendronephthya australis

The flooding, storms, and heavy seas in recent months seems to have negatively effected many species including the Cauliflower Soft Coral which now seem harder to find. This was the only small specimen left in a place where 6 months ago they were numerous,.

Weight -0.400kg
Depth 21m
Dendronephthya australis

About this species

Large (2m high) soft corals, pinky mauve colour. Populations are known to occur in Pt Stephens estuary. Read more…

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