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Maroon sponge zoanthid
Parazoanthus puertoricense

Description:
The oral disc of this symbiotic zoanthid is up to 0.6 cm in diameter and bears small tentacles.

Color:
Body and tentacles dark maroon, burgundy or purple. Tentacles may be somewhat translucent.

Habitat:
Symbiotic on a wide variety of sponges, including the Brown tube sponge (Agelas conifera ) and the Dark volcano sponge (Pseudaxinella zeai ). It is the most common zoanthid below 20 m.

Distribution:
Common Bahamas and Caribbean.

Maroon sponge zoanthid (Parazoanthus puertoricense)