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Astroides calycularis - Beauty in orange

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Colonial encrusting hard coral which forms extended pads of retractile polyps inside calcareous skeletons of varying prominence. A thermophilic species, it is more frequent in the southern region of the Mediterranean. Red and orange in colour. Lives on rocky bottoms with little light, from a few meters to over 50 meters. Maximum size 10 centimeters.

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