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Family Parazoanthidae

NORTHEAST PACIFIC

Parazoanthus lucificum

Italian Gardens, Catalina, California, 35 feet

LUMINESCENT or YELLOW ZOANTHID

Epifaunal on the Golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, at scuba depths.  Colonization leads to death of host gorgonian.  Tentacles glow when disturbed.  British Columbia to Southern California.