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Updated 5/12/2014

Family Sphenopidae

HAWAII

Palythoa tuberculosa

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 3 feet

 

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

 

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 5 feet

 

Makapu'u Pinnacle, Oahu, 20 feet

Makapu'u Pinnacle, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 10 feet

Lana'i Lookout, Oahu, 15 feet

 



Puako, Hawaii, 15 feet


Puako, Hawaii, 15 feet



Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 4 feet


Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 4 feet

RUBBERY or PILLOW ZOANTHIDS

Commonly forms extensive mats in areas exposed to surge.  Polyps usually closed when the ocean is rough.  Color ranges from white to gray or brown.  Texture resembles hard rubber.  Hawaii and the Indo-Pacific.  Formerly known as Palythoa caesia.