seen? This orange sea fan with U-shaped branches that resemble
a candelabra are often seen on a wide range of Northern shores, including
Changi and the East Coast. On rocks and coral rubble near the low
Features: 10-15cm tall. Colony
generally branched on one plane, the branches are sparse and rather
long, emerging in a U-shape so the entire colony resembles a candelabra.
But some with very long stems may appear tangled. Stems cylindrical
with rounded tips, all stems about the same diameter. Colours
usually orange. The white polyps are relatively large (0.5cm) and
emerge all around the stem. The white polyps can retract completely
into the stem.
Beting Bronok, May 06
are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external
features for convenience of display.
sea fans on Singapore shores