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The Sea Mats & Polyps That Are the Zoanthids; part 2 

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By Bob Fenner

 
Palythoa caribaeorum, the White Encrusting Zoanthid. Grown to white polyps of 1/4-1/2" diameter with two rows of tentacles that touch when fully open. Cozumel and Bonaire pix. 

 

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Palythoa grandis, Sun Zoanthid. Flattened brown to green discs w/ light outer edge. Uncommon; usually hidden amongst rock. Roatan 2016

Palythoa tuberculosa, Red Sea.

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Palythoa sp. An open and closed colony in Nuka Hiva, Marquesas, Polynesia. 

 

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