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Wire coral
Cirrhipathes leutkeni

Colony forms a long, single, unbranched, wire-like stalk that often twist and coil. They may reach over 4 m in length and grow relatively rapidly for antipatharians. Appears somewhat fuzzy, caused by extended tentacles.

It appears in shades of yellow, yellow-brown, red-brown, brown and green.

Inhabit a wide range of deep water environments, but is most common along vertical rocky faces, growing horizontally outward, at least to 120 m depth.

Common Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Wire coral (Cirrhipathes leutkeni)