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Daisy Coral

Goniopora tenuidens
Guardian: Lis McDowell
      

This is one of the most aggressive coral species and its tentacles have several different stinging cells that are used to trap plankton or attack neighbouring coral:

• One has a sharp hook so as to tear skin
• One injects venom
• Another stinging cell explodes out into a web or a meshwork of fine microfibers that captures prey much like a fishing net.
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