Millepora alcicornis

Erect, Branching Coral.

Millepora alcicornis:

Fire Coral, or Stinging Coral. No skeletal cups; polyps are not evident. The surface appears to be covered with pin holes. Large; looks like somewhat like antlers; ochre to light brown or tan in colour, with the tips of the branches are paler. A very common reef inhabitant. Contact may cause a painful sting. This species is actually a hydrozoan rather than a scleractinian coral.