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Octocorals of Pulley Ridge

Octocorallian polyps have eight tentacles covered with tiny pinnate (feather-like) projections called pinnules. Colors typically vary between colonies of the same species and cannot be used as a reliable identification characteristic.

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Illustration of an Octocorallian Polyp.
Illustration of an Octocorallian Polyp. (modified from Humann, 1993)
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