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A small sea-fan which forms slender colonies with little branching, up to 200mm tall but usually 70-100mm. Colour white or greyish, sometimes with a pinkish tinge. The only other known British sea-fan is Eunicella verrucosa which is complexly branched, and usually salmon pink in colour. However white Eunicella do occur in most populations and in Galway Bay all individuals are rather sparsely branched and white in colour.


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Source: Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland

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