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Family: Zoanthidae (See list of species below)

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13 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Palythoa caribbaeorum
[white encrusting zoanthid]


Palythoa grandis
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Palythoa heliodiscus
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Palythoa mammillosa
[knobby zoanthidean]
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Palythoa mutuki
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Palythoa nigricans
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Palythoa texaensis
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Palythoa tuberculosa
[rubbery zoanthid]
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Zoanthus atroviridis
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Zoanthus gigantus
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Zoanthus pulchellus
[mat zoanthid]
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Zoanthus sansibaricus
[violet zoanthid]
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Zoanthus sociatus
[green sea mat]
13 Species of Family Zoanthidae
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Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Palythoa caribbaeorum white encrusting zoanthid Western Atlantic.
Palythoa grandis Western Central Atlantic
Palythoa heliodiscus Pacific Ocean.
Palythoa mammillosa knobby zoanthidean Western Atlantic
Palythoa mutuki Indo-Pacific.
Palythoa nigricans Western Atlantic
Palythoa texaensis Western Atlantic
Palythoa tuberculosa rubbery zoanthid Indo-Pacific.
Zoanthus atroviridis Southwest Pacific
Zoanthus gigantus Western Pacific
Zoanthus pulchellus mat zoanthid Western Atlantic.
Zoanthus sansibaricus violet zoanthid Indo-Pacific.
Zoanthus sociatus green sea mat Indo-West Pacific and Wes



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