Animal Species:Lace Coral

Lace corals are sometimes found washed up on beaches after storms.

White Lace Coral

Dr Isobel Bennett © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Lace Coral

Identification

This bryozoan forms hardened fan-like lace structures. The colony is attached to rocks and grows in the form of folded lace-like sheets.

Classification

Species:
moniliferum
Genus:
Triphyllozoon
Family:
Phidoloporidae
Phylum:
Bryozoa
Kingdom:
Animalia

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