Acrozoanthus

Acrozoanthus

Common Names

Stick Polyps

Languages: English

Overview

Comprehensive Description

Acrozoanthus are colonial animals with multiple tan or brown individual polyps attached to the discarded or dead tubes of tubeworms or fanworms. The colony is also referred to as Encrusting Stick Anemones, or Tree Polyps. The polyps have long tentacles and the ability to sting other polyps or corals, although the sting is not strong.

Author(s): Wolf, Elizabeth
Rights holder(s): Wolf, Elizabeth

References

[Anonymous] (2010).  Genus Acrozoanthus.