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Green zoanthids

Protopalythoa sp.


zoanthids in shallow tide pool on large uncovered reef flat


Nearshore shallow water tropical coral reef ecosystem


Spotted just off the southeast end of Mokauea Island on the uncovered tidal flat. Also known as "button polyps." Three individuals are visible in the image. The largest is centered. The smaller is a short distance away to the lower left. The other is snuggled up to the biggest to its lower right.

1 Species ID Suggestions

fishpicshi 9 years ago
Green Zoanthid
Protopalythoa sp. Green Zoanthid, Protopalythoa sp.

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Allen Hoof
Allen Hoof 9 years ago

fishpics: mahalo for the ID. You helped me learn the difference between anemones and zoanthids.

Allen Hoof
Spotted by
Allen Hoof

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Apr 12, 2008
Submitted on Oct 16, 2012

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