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Coral Anemones, False Corals, Mushrooms: Order Corallimorpharia; part 2

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By Bob Fenner


Genus Discosoma (Actinodiscus)
: Smooth faces (relative to Rhodactis), w/ radiating pseudotentacles radiating out from central mouth areas.
Discosoma sanctithomae Warty Corallimorph. Variable in color; but bear larger, frilly tentacles on top, shorter pointed ones along margin. Roatan 2017; Di pic

Discosoma sp. About 6 cm. across each polyp. Referred to as Actinodiscus in much of pet-fish literature.
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Genus Paracorynactis:
Paracorynactis hoplites (Haddon & Shackleton 1893). W. Indo-West Pacfic. Monotypic. Notable for feeding on echinoderms, including the Crown of Thorns Starfish, that they capture with their highly sticky tentacular ends (acrospheres). In a cave in Fiji. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paracorynactis

Genus Pseudocorynactis:
Pseudocorynactis sp. This genus occurs in larger sizes than Corynactis spp. (to about six inches across) and have very sticky, stinging tentacles... able to catch and hold fishes of good size... and consume them.

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