ID needed plz

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by rakabos, 23 Oct 2011.

  1. rakabos

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    What is this, ive had it since the beginning, and never seen another specimen in another tank... Behaves like a leather and a zoa at the same time


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  3. Achilles

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    To me it looks like Palythoa caesia( Rubbery zoanthid) if it comes from Indo-pacific or Palythoa carribaeorum if it comes from the Carribean

    Rubbery Zoanthid, Palythoa caesia for some pics of it
     
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    My money is on Palythoa natalensis (Squat sandy zoanthid). A local one. You get them on the south coast. Collected some 2 years ago but lost them in a tank crash.
     
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    had them before, collected from durban coast, looks like Palythoa natalensis as Marius said
     
  6. Tony

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    I saw a green one like that in Mauritius
     
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    rakabos

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    Shot thx guys, right on the money
     
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    i got some of those in my tank. collected in ballito
     

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