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Wire Coral (Cirrhipathes leukeni)

is a species of colonial black coral found throughout the Caribbean and surrounding warm waters. True to its name this coral forms into a 10 foot long wire-like stalk that coils and twists into various shapes. This stalk is covered with tentacles in which the colony uses to collect its food.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Cnidaria-Anthozoa-Hexacorallia-Antipatharia-Cirrhipahtes-leukeni

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