Palythoa caesiais commonly referred to as Encrusting Zoanthid, Pillow Zoanthid, Sea Mat Coral/Button Polyp Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Easy. A aquarium size of at least 100 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Highly toxic.
The offspring of Palythoa caesia are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Palythoa caesia, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Palythoa caesia, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Palythoa caesia is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Palythoa caesia, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org
This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!
Protopalythoa oder Palythoa is a genus in the Zoanthidae family.
Some Protopalythoa species can be highly toxic under certain circumstances, note to the Introduction section. Therefore, one should always be careful in dealing with Protopalythoa zoanthids (zoas).
Commonly forms extensive mats in areas exposed to surge. Polyps usually closed when the ocean is rough. Color ranges from white to gray or brown.
Texture resembles hard rubber.
Hawaii and the Indo-Pacific.
Not overly attractive, and better left in the wild.
Formerly known as Palythoa tuberculosa and Palythoa coesia (Synonyme)