Palythoa tuberculosa

Super Group: 
Eukaryota
Phylum: 
Cnidaria
Class: 
Anthozoa
Order: 
Zoantharia
Family: 
Sphenopidae
Genus: 
Palythoa
Species: 
tuberculosa
Authority: 
Esper, 1791

Diagnosis

Polyps immersed in coenenchyme, with mesoglea filling entire space between polyps; coenenchyme height to 26 mm; diameter of living, contracted polyps removed from colony to 8 mm; capitular ridges to 35 in number; tentacles to 50; heavily encrusted ; numerous gastrodermal canals in mesoglea ; sphincter moderateIy developed ; colour of colony that of encrusting material. Surge pools, rocky coasts, and reefs of the islands of Oahu, Kauai, Hawaii.
External aspects : Polyps immersed in coenenchyme ; thickness of coenenchyme to 26 mm; diameter of living, contracted polyps to 8 mm; capitular ridges to 35 in number; tentacles to 50; heavily encrusted, with colour that of the encrusting material.
Sphincter : Moderately developed ; arising near proximal portion of capitulum as a series of small cavities which become larger and elongated distally. 

Observation site(s)

SYMBIONTS

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Symbiodinium sp. Tokyo
Symbiodinium sp. Kagoshima
Symbiodinium sp. Okinawa
Symbiodinium sp.
Symbiodinium sp. Singapore
Symbiodinium sp. Tokyo
Symbiodinium sp. Okinawa
Symbiodinium sp. Kagoshima
Symbiodinium sp.
Symbiodinium sp. Okinawa
Symbiodinium sp. Tokyo
Symbiodinium sp.
Symbiodinium sp. Okinawa
Symbiodinium sp. Okinawa
Symbiodinium sp. Okinawa
Symbiodinium sp. Okinawa
Symbiodinium sp. Singapore
Symbiodinium sp. Tokyo
Symbiodinium sp. Tokyo
Symbiodinium sp. Okinawa
Symbiodinium sp. Tokyo
Symbiodinium sp.
Symbiodinium sp. Singapore
Symbiodinium sp. Tokyo
Symbiodinium sp.
Symbiodinium sp. Okinawa
Symbiodinium sp. Kagoshima
Symbiodinium sp. Singapore
Symbiodinium sp. Hawai O'ahu
Symbiodinium sp. Kagoshima
Symbiodinium sp. Okinawa
Symbiodinium sp. Okinawa
Symbiodinium sp. Kagoshima
Symbiodinium sp. Okinawa
Symbiodinium sp. Singapore
Symbiodinium sp. Hawai O'ahu
Symbiodinium sp. Kagoshima
Symbiodinium sp.
Symbiodinium sp. Tokyo
Symbiodinium sp. Kagoshima
Symbiodinium sp. Tokyo
Symbiodinium sp. Singapore
Symbiodinium sp. Kagoshima
Symbiodinium sp. Kagoshima
Symbiodinium sp.
Symbiodinium sp.
Symbiodinium sp. Kagoshima
Symbiodinium sp.
Symbiodinium sp. Singapore
Symbiodinium sp. Okinawa