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Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Zoantharia/Hexacorallia > Order Zoanthidea
Pink button zoanthid
Zoanthus vietnamensis

Family Zoanthidae
updated Mar 13

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.

Bright pink colour more obvious when
their tentacles are tucked in.
Changi, Jun 08

Sentosa, Jul 09

Beting Bemban Besar, May 10

Cyrene Reef, Mar 07

Pulau Sekudu, Aug 04

Terumbu Berkas, Jan 10

*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

Photos of Pink button zoanthids for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

Terumbu Bukom, Nov 10

Pulau Hantu, Mar 07

With grateful thanks to Dr James Reimer of JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology) for identifying the zoanthids.
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