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Clavularia are members of the Alcyonacea Order and are also called “Clove polyps” or “Glove polyps.” Each polyp of this soft coral has 8 tentacles. Most species of Clavularia will have small feathery pinnules along the sides. Clove polyps are found in several colors such as green, purple, yellow, white, brown, pink, or cream with centers that can also be a contrasting color to the tentacles. The polyps can retract completely into the base of their individual calyx.
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