Gyractis sp. - HEAR
Zoanthus sp. ("The taxonomy is a 'mess' so we don't have a firm name for it") (green) and cf. Gyractis sp. ("The larger brown polyp is another anemone. I'm not quite sure of the ID from the photo. If it has 'warts' on the disc it's Heteranthus verruculatus (also very common at the site). If it doesn't, it might be a brown G. sesere or a third, similar species (also common) that we haven't gotten a name for, yet." Later: "Actually, I think the second anemone is most likely the one we don't have a name for yet.") (ID & notes by Cory Pittman, April 2010)

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Zoanthus sp. ("The taxonomy is a 'mess' so we don't have a firm name for it") (green) and cf. Gyractis sp. ("The larger brown polyp is another anemone. I'm not quite sure of the ID from the photo. If it has 'warts' on the disc it's Heteranthus verruculatus (also very common at the site). If it doesn't, it might be a brown G. sesere or a third, similar species (also common) that we haven't gotten a name for, yet." Later: "Actually, I think the second anemone is most likely the one we don't have a name for yet.") (ID & notes by Cory Pittman, April 2010)

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FamilyTaxonnameActiniidaeGyractis sp.ZoanthidaeZoanthus sp.IdentifiedByWhomCory PittmanPlacesHawaiiMauiKahuluiKahului HarborTaxonomicNotesActually I think the second brown anemone is most likely the one Gyractis sp. we don't have a name for yet. Cory Pittman April 2010The larger brown polyp is another anemone.... prob. not Heteranthus verruculatus... prob. not a brown Gyractis sesere....Zoanthus sp. The taxonomy is a mess so we don't have a firm name for it. Cory Pittman April 2010