Sertularellaornata is a medium sized hydroid with visible purplish gonotheca and with
asymmetric short branches. It was collected on Eudendrium sp. as well as on bedrock.
Some authors consider this species to be conspecific with Sertularella ellisii, but Soto
Àngel and Peña Cantero (2013) are of the opinion that this is a separate taxon.
(p. 189 & Fig. 5h-i)in the following paper.
Whole mature colony of Sertularella ornata
Dwejra, Gozo, 5m depth
Young colony of Sertularella ornata