zoanthids text index | photo index
Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Zoantharia/Hexacorallia > Order Zoanthidea
Pink button zoanthid
Zoanthus vietnamensis

Family Zoanthidae
updated Dec 2019

Where seen? Forming cushions or carpets on coral rubble.

Features: Colonies 10-15cm, each polyp about 1cm in diameter. Body column greyish blue. Bright pink ring around the top of the body column, most obvious when the tentacles are tucked into the body.

More about button zoanthids in general.

Changi, Jun 08 .

Cyrene Reef, Mar 07

Pulau Sekudu, Aug 04

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.

On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display

Pink button zoanthids on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Terumbu Bukom, Nov 10

Terumbu Berkas, Jan 10

With grateful thanks to Dr James Reimer of JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology) for identifying the zoanthids.
links | references | about | email Ria
Spot errors? Have a question? Want to share your sightings? email Ria I'll be glad to hear from you!
wildfactsheets website©ria tan 2008