Triphyllozoon moniliferum Click to enlarge image
White Lace Coral, Triphyllozoon moniliferum, together with purple Lodictyum phoeniceum Image: Dr Isobel Bennett
© Australian Museum

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    moniliferum
    Genus
    Triphyllozoon
    Family
    Phidoloporidae
    Phylum
    Bryozoa
    Kingdom
    Animalia

Introduction

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

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.