Star Coral (Astroides Calycularis)

Common name: Star coral
Latin name: Astroides calycularis
In other languages: D: Sternkoralle
Family: Dendrophylliidae
Genus: Astroides

Distribution: Most common in the southern Mediterranean.

Habitat: Rocky habitat, shady places down to 50 metres.

Shape: Rounded, cushionlike.

Size: 35mm high, 8mm in diameter.

Colour: Polyps red, orange.

Protected under Gibraltar's Nature Protection Ordinance