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Updated 9/29/2013

Family Sphenopidae


Palythoa heliodiscus

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 3 feet


Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 25 feet



Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 15 feet



Occasional on shaded vertical surfaces in shallow water exposed to wave action.  Polyps not always tightly packed, brown with fine lines radiating from the mouth, column lacking stripes.  Attains diameter of 1 inch.  Formerly known as Palythoa vestitus.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.