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Red Organ Pipe Coral

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Red Organ Pipe Coral
Tubipora musica, or organ pipe coral, was first described by Linnaeus in 1758. It is the only known species of Tubipora and belongs to the Order of soft corals. Although it is a soft coral, it has a unique hard skeleton of calcium carbonate that contains many organ pipe-like tubes. The skeleton is bright red. When the coral is alive, the skeleton is obscured by numerous green to gray colored polyps. This coral is native to the Indian Ocean and regions of the central and western Pacific Ocean. They are a close relative of sea fans[ C-1] and live in shallow, sheltered areas. This piece of organ pipe coral has retained its red color. The organ pipe-like skeleton gives the piece an unusual sculptural quality. A great addition to aquarium decor. References available upon request. Size: ~ 5 1/2" H x 8"; Weight: ~ 393 grams; NOTE: This piece can be sold with the lamp. Please inquire. Also a larger piece: ~14" wide is available.

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