Drawing of a Comularia colony. After Bayer, 1973

The two unidentified stoloniferans on this page may be Comularia spp. This genus is characterized by very small polyps connected by stolons, with no sclerites. Polyps and stolons are protected by a horny perisarc. Phil Alderslade, based on examined specimens, advised us that these two stoloniferans are probably Cerveraspp., which have been confused with Comularia.

Similar Species: Similar to Clavularia but much smaller. There is another similar small species (Unidentified Stoloniferan Number Four) with quite different polyps. It has pinnules, but they are more like the pinnules on Briareum than like Clavularia (see photo). The general description for the genus Comularia reminds us of these two species, but we have not been able to get a positive identification for them.

Natural Habitat: Indonesia on live rock, coral rubble, or gravel Cryptic. Quite common but inconspicuous because of its small size and rather sparse colonies.

Aquarium Care: This species (and the similar "Unidentified

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