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Family Dendrophylliidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Tubastraea micranthus

Wakatobi, Indonesia, 20 feet 

BRANCHING CUP CORAL

Upright branching species common along current-swept walls and dropoffs.  Greenish black during the day when polyps are retracted.  Attains width of at least 5 feet.  Indo-West Pacific excluding Hawaii.  Also known as Tubastraea micrantha.