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Tournefort's Eunicea
Eunicea tourneforti
Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857

This species forms single plane candelabrum-shaped colonies which, with greater size, have a tendency to become bushy. Large colonies measure 60 cm in height. The branches are stiff, stout, 10-15 mm in diameter, and sometimes reunite with one another. The apertures have strongly projecting, upturned lower lips, which can be very prominent particularly at the branch tips.

Dark gray or blackish brown when dried.

It is common where there are strong currents on the outer reef, down to 30 m.

Very widespread, Bermuda, Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Tournefort's Eunicea (Eunicea tourneforti)