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Devil's sea whip
Ellisella barbadensis
(Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864)

Unbranched, flagelliform colonies reaching a size up to 2.4 meter. Stalks taper slightly from the base to the tip. Calyces upturned, prominent, biserial or in multiple lateral bands.

Stem and calices orange-red to red; polyps white.

Inhabit deep, clear water environments, especially on steep slopes and walls. Attached to rocky substrates.

Common to occasional Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Devil's sea whip (Ellisella barbadensis)