Oval Sponge Coral

Sponge, black coral and cusk-eels

Oval Sponge Coral

The sponge in this video is Platylistrum platessa, the antipatharian (black coral) is Schizopathes sp. The fish are cusk-eels. In all our observations of Schizopathes we have seen a cusk-eel sheltering underneath. In this case, at the start of the video clip, the cusk-eel departs the shelter of ...

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