Organge Cup Coral
(Balanophyllia elegans)

image of a Organge Cup Coral

Image ID: 279-01

Other shots:  image of a Organge Cup Coral
Comments : Orange Cup Corals can be solitary animals, are clumped as they are here. I saw dozens of these clumps of Orange Cup Corals on many of the rock pinnacles that populate Barkley Sound.
Common name : Organge Cup Coral
Scientific Name : Balanophyllia elegans
Location Found : Barkely Sound, Canada
Actual Size : 0.5 inches in diameter
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX w/1->3T macro
Natural History :