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Updated 9/29/2013

Family Sphenopidae

HAWAII

Palythoa heliodiscus

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 3 feet

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 25 feet

 

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 15 feet

 

SUNRAY ZOANTHID

Occasional on shaded vertical surfaces in shallow water exposed to wave action.  Polyps not always tightly packed, brown with fine lines radiating from the mouth, column lacking stripes.  Attains diameter of 1 inch.  Formerly known as Palythoa vestitus.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.