Dictionary » Z » Zoanthus

Zoanthus

zoanthus

(Science: zoology) A genus of actinaria, including numerous species, found mostly in tropical seas. The zooids or polyps resemble small, elongated actinias united together at their bases by fleshy stolons, and thus forming extensive groups. The tentacles are small and bright coloured.

Origin: NL. See Zoantharia.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,300 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link