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Zoanthus sociatus (Green sea mat)

Synonyms: Zoanthus flos-marinus; Zoanthus nobilis; Zoanthus poriticola; Zoanthus proteus

Wikipedia Abstract

Zoanthus sociatus (commonly known as the green sea mat or button polyp) is a zoanthid usually found in shallow reef zones of tropical regions from Caribbean to southeastern Brazil. Z. sociatus is currently being studied for its use against human lymphatic parasites.
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W Central Atlantic, Central Indo-Pacific;

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
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