species: Palythoa heliodiscus in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Palythoa heliodiscus

©Anne Hoggett: Palythoa heliodiscus at Pidgin Point, Lizard Island.

©Lyle Vail: Palythoa heliodiscus at Pidgin Point, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Palythoa heliodiscus at North Point, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Hexacorallia
Order Zoantharia
Family Sphenopidae
Genus Palythoa
Species Palythoa heliodiscus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Ryland, J.S. and J.E. Lancaster (2003). Revision of methods for separating species of Protopalythoa (Hexacorallia:Zoanthidea) in the tropical West Pacific. Invertebrate Systematics, 17: 407-428. LIRS catalog number 90300.