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Noble ‘Coral’ (Stylaster nobilis

…a species of colonial Stylasterid hydroid which is endemic to the South African coast from the Atlantic Coast of the Cape Peninsula to Port Elizabeth. Like the unrelated hard corals, noble corals colonies are predatory ans will feed on a variety of plankton which are dispatched by stinging nematocytes.

Classification

Animalia-Cnidaria-Hydrozoa-Hydroidolina-Anthoathecata-Filifera-Stylasteridae-Stylaster-S. nobilis

Image(s): Peter Southwood