Orange Tube Coral

Tubastrea faulkneri

The Tube Coral has clumps of pink stalks or mounds attached to a common base. Each stalk has a single, large yellow-orange polyp that emerges mainly at dusk or during the day if the water is dark. It is common along the Great Barrier Reef in more sheltered habitats like caves, overhangs and vertical walls.

Widespread in the Indo-West Pacific. 

Orange Tube Coral (Tubastrea faulkneri)
Orange Tube Coral (Tubastrea faulkneri), Wild Guide to Moreton Bay

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