Species under Palythoa
n= 8
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Palythoa caribbaeorum
(Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860)
white encrusting zoanthid Western Atlantic
Palythoa grandis
unspecified
Western Central Atlantic
Palythoa heliodiscus
(Ryland & Lancaster, 2003)
Pacific Ocean
Palythoa mammillosa
(Ellis & Solander, 1786)
knobby zoanthidean Western Atlantic
Palythoa mutuki
(Haddon & Shackleton, 1891)
Indo-Pacific
Palythoa nigricans
Mcmurrich, 1898
Western Atlantic
Palythoa texaensis
Carlgren & Hedgepth, 1952
Western Atlantic
Palythoa tuberculosa
(Esper, 1791)
rubbery zoanthid Indo-Pacific
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