True Coral (Dendrophyllia Ramea)

Latin name: Dendrophyllia ramea
Common name: True Coral
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Dendrophylliidae
Genus: Dendrophyllia

Distribution: Mediterranean.

Habitat: Rocky habitat from 30 metres down.

Size: Up to 50 cm.

Shape: Tree-like colonies; side branches and polyps in two rows.

Colour: Polyps yellowish.

Protected under Gibraltar's Nature Protection Ordinance