This species of coral is commonly found in the Red Sea. It is known as a soft coral because it does not have a hard calcium skeleton like many other corals. These soft corals can be found growing like bushes on the coral reefs, but they are animals, not plants. The individual polyps that make up the coral are closely related to sea anemones. Soft corals like these are found in a variety of colors, including red, orange, yellow, and pink.