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Updated 9/29/2013

Family Sphenopidae

HAWAII

Palythoa sp.

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 3 feet

 

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 3 feet

 



Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

Fluorescent, Moku o Loe, Oahu, 3 feet

GREEN ZOANTHID

Occasional on shaded vertical surfaces in shallow water.  These zoanthids are difficult to identify without dissection.  Attains diameter of 1 inch.  Mouth green, base color varies.  Formerly known as Palythoa psammophilia.  Hawaii & the Tropical Pacific.