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Zoanthidea

[‚zō·ən′thid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of anthozoans in the subclass Zoantharia; these are mostly colonial, sedentary, skeletonless, anemonelike animals that live in warm, shallow waters and coral reefs.
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Isolation and identification of marine cyanobacteria: Cyanobacteria were isolated from samples of seawater, brackish water of the river mouth, and tissue of reef benthic invertebrates: the zoanthid Protopalythoa variabilis, the sponges Cinachyrella sp.
Patient A complained of a bitter metallic taste, fever, weakness, cough, and muscle pain 7-8 hours after introduction of live zoanthid coral into his home aquarium.
In addition to bleaching events, disease in the zoanthid Palythoa caribaeorum was observed along the Sao Paulo coast, Sao Sebastiao Channel, Brazil (Acosta, 2001).
13) Other routes of palytoxin poisoning transmission include dermal contact with anemones and zoanthid corals, many of which are popular marine display animals for home saltwater aquariums.
Presently, there is no published information about the salinity tolerance and optimal salinity levels for the zoanthid P.
Randall (1985) wrote of the extremely varied diet: algae (including Jania and Halimeda), bivalves, gastropods, tunicates, sponges, corals, zoanthid anemones, crabs, tube worms, sea urchins, brittle stars, starfishes (including Acanthaster), hermit crabs, hydroids and detritus.
and zoanthid species are widespread globally from the intertidal zone to the deep sea.
High genetic variability and patchiness within a single species of Great Barrier Reef zoanthid (Palythoa sp.
Size-dependent growth in two zoanthid species: a contrast in clonal strategies.
Isolation of ecdysterone in large amounts from the zoanthid Gerardia savaglia.