Purple Bush Gorgonia (Brierium asbestinum) - Marine World Aquatics

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Purple Bush Gorgonian, has a beauty all its own. In the wild it is normally seen in a small, low-growing clumps, most often with one or more erect, finger-like rods...
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Purple Bush Gorgonian, has a beauty all its own. In the wild it is normally seen in a small, low-growing clumps, most often with one or more erect, finger-like rods rising from it. The rind of the mat and rods is purple to pale grey, or yellowish brown to tan, with slightly raised calyces that are more of a nub than a tube. Long, grass-like brownish green to light tan polyps extend from the calyces, giving it a "furry" appearance. The Briareum genus is found in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. These finger-like gorgonians grow over other gorgonians to form their shape. The Corky Sea Fingers are found in the Western Atlantic Ocean. They inhabit all areas of the reef in conditions with both pristinely pure waters as well as nutrient rich waters. They are the most collected gorgonian species since they are commonly found in shallow waters only knee deep. Some other common names they are known by are Sea Stalk Briareum, Caribbean Corky Finger, Moss Coral, Corky Finger Gorgonian, and Encrusting Gorgonian.

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