Scientific Name Thalassianthus aster

Common Name: None Colour: Grayish white

Distinguishing Characteristics: Looks like a cluster of soft coral polyps, like Anthelia, Xenici or Cluvuluria.

Similar Species: None

Natural Habitat: Reef flats or back reef margins among rock rubble.

Aquarium Care: Strong light and water motion. This is a pest species that can be difficult to eradicate. It stings and kills many coral species. Nevertheless it is a beautiful anemone, worthy of a small display by itself.

Reproduction: Asexual reproduction is typical, via longitudinal fission and possibly pedal laceration. Sexual reproduction in this species has not been studied.

Thalassianthus Aster
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