Melithaea japonica

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phylum Cnidaria Melithaea japonica (syn. M. flabellifera) is a sea fan or fan coral endemic to Japan. The axis or trunk is jointed having nodes separated by hard, calcareous material. Length is 15 to 20 cm. This genus lacks the symbiotic algae Zooxanthellae. Colonies vary in color from yellow, orange, red and brown. These octocorals may host Denise's pygmy seahorse.

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class Anthozoa
order Alcyonacea
family Actiniidae
genus Melitaeidae
species M. japonica