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Maroon sponge zoanthid
Parazoanthus puertoricense

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

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

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.

Common Bahamas and Caribbean.

Maroon sponge zoanthid (Parazoanthus puertoricense)