Nectria saoria, Chain of Bays, SA, Photo: Andrew Green
Nectria saoria, Albany, WA, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Bright orange to red colour, easily distinguished from other species by the large, rounded and crowded tabulae that extend to the tips of the arms, and the distinctive network of black papillae between the tabulae.
Max Size: 14 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 12.5-22.7°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (14% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney