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These white/black polyps hitchhiked on a green button polyp rock. I have no idea what they are. Though they seem to have a calcerous skeleton of some kind, I'm at a loss. I have searched and searched and seen nothing like 'em, any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thnx, Chris

 

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adinsxq

looks like palythoa. VERY VERY COOL if they are.

 

more pictures please.

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moose12

once the lights come on I'll post some more. thanks for the help so far.

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moose12

some perspective as to the size of them, the polyps are circled in yellow:

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a little more of a closeup

 

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I posted this on reefcentral last night as well and no one has taken a stab at it yet. So I guess these aren't common. The other characteristic I wanted to mention is that they haven't grown in a month. The green polyps that came with the rock have spread and gotten bigger, these haven't changed in size.

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Angel

I agree with adin on palythoa.

 

Man, if those things do spread, I want to put my name in now for a frag. Those look cool!

 

Angel

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moose12

Just got an answer from Eric B. on reefcentral. Protopalythoa. The skeleton is carbonate inclusions in the mesoglea. Thanks for the help. And if they do spread I will be very happy and yes once I get that waterproof non-toxic sharpie I'll put write your name on it! :)

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