• Norwegian: begerkorall


This is a solitary coral, even if it occasionally can be found in clusters of two, three or even four. It may reach a diameter of 25 mm. It has less than 80 tentacles, organized in three circles. Each tentacle is terminated by a distinct, white knob. The height of the cup-shaped skeleton is less than the diameter. The color is very variable, shades of white, yellow, orange, pink, red, green and brown are common.


It lives on rocks and other hard substrate, usually on depths from 15 to 200 meters.


The Devonshire cup-coral is common along the shores of Europe, the British Isles and Scandinavia. In Norway it is registered as far north as Trøndelag, Norway.