reef scene #6 (added 25 Jan 99) [107K]

An encrusted Cockscomb Oyster has made its home on a multi-colored gorgonian (or sea fan). The sea fan polyps are retracted, otherwise the fans would have a "fuzzy" look. A large, dark
comatulid crinoid is perched on the upper part of the sea fan.

Oyster identification:
Lopha cristagalli

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