Blue Coral (Heliopora coerulea)

Scaled collection of drawings of Blue Coral in various poses

On the outside, the Blue Coral (Heliopora coerulea) is brown. It is its internal skeleton that is blue, from where it derives its name. The Blue coral is a close relative to the soft coral even though it produces a hard skeleton. In fact, in the order of Helioporacea and subclass Octocorallia, it is the only species that produces a massive skeleton. This species of colonial coral is mostly found on the Southern shores. Its skeleton is composed of different calcium carbonates. Besides, there are tubes in the skeletons which have systems of canals and long, thin polyps. The polyps are white or beige and have tentacles.

The Blue Coral has an overall colony diameter between 31.5”-39.4” (80-100 cm) and typical height of 27.6”-35.4” (70-90 cm).

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Height:
27.6”-35.4” | 70-90 cm
Width:
31.5”-39.4” | 80-100 cm (Diameter)
Depth:
31.5”-39.4” | 80-100 cm (Diameter)
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Scientific Name:
Heliopora coerulea
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Properties

Drawings include:

Blue Coral top view, side (assorted)

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The way Corals grow on the ocean floor makes us think of them as plants, but they are invertebrates. These colorful creatures are under the class Anthozoa and depend on one another and prefer warm shallow waters or cold ocean floors. They live and grow together, forming large colonial colonies.

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