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Family Sphenopidae


Protopalythoa 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. Attains diameter of 1.5 inch.  White lines radiating from the mouth, base color varies.  Formerly known as Palythoa vestitus.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.