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Dragon Eye zoanthids
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hexacorallia
Order: Zoantharia
Family: Zoanthidae
Genus: Zoanthus
Lamarck, 1801

Zoanthus is a genus of anthozoans in the family Zoanthidae. It is the type genus for its family and order.


The following species are recognized in the genus Zoanthus:[1]


Zoanthus polyps.jpg

Zoanthids are prized in the fishkeeping hobby, being relatively easy to raise and very colorful. Known as "button polyps" or "zoas" they can spread to completely cover a rock with brightly colored circular patterns. It also exhibits proteins similar to green fluorescent protein.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (2018). Zoanthus Lamarck, 1801. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206284 on 2018-08-28
  2. ^ "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Zoanthus mantoni". www.marinespecies.org. Retrieved 18 October 2021.


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