The Bushy Sea Rod

August 4, 2011 by  
Filed under All Posts, Aquariums, Corals Mini-Reef

Bushy Sea Rod - Rumphella sp.Bushy Sea Rod
Rumphella sp.

"What comes to mind when you think of a rod?… a hot rod, fishing rod, Rod Stewart? Well they don’t hold a ‘candle’ to me

This Bushy Sea Rod develops its branches in twisted and bushy forms!

The Bushy Sea Rod Rumphella sp. is a gorgonian with photosynthetic properties. It is found at various depths in the Indo-Pacific Ocean. Part of the Gorgoniidae family, they have a central branch that the rest of the coral grows from. They have an outside rind where polyps grow from. The gorgonian family name comes from a protein substance in the branches called gorgonin. This results in a rigid structure. Colors come in yellow, tan, and mostly brown… Read More

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