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Zoanthus solanderi


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Zoanthus solanderi 
Zoanthus solanderi 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Zoantharia (Order) > Zoanthidae (Family) > Zoanthus (Genus) > solanderi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Le Sueur, 1818 
Jamaica, Florida, Karibien, Västra Atlanten 
Sea depth:
0 - 4 Meter 
0,8 cm - 1,0 cm 
°C - 28°C 
Copepods, Carnivore, azooxanthellat, nonphotosynthetic, Daphnia salina, zooplankton 
4 - Medelsvår 
Possible to breed 
Has a poison harmful to health 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
More related species
in this lexicon
Last edit:
2017-07-14 18:30:39 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Zoanthus solanderi are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Zoanthus solanderi, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Zoanthus solanderi, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.


This is a general hint!
Zoanthus solanderi has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Zoanthus solanderi in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Zoanthus solanderi. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide:

Translated with


Le Sueur, 1818

Correct name concerning World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS): Zoanthus solandri (Le Sueur, 1818)
Correct name concerning Encyclopedia of Life: Zoanthus solanderi (Le Sueur, 1818)

Very special thanks for the first photo of Zoanthus solanderi to Prof. Dr. James Davis Reimer from the University of the Ryukyus, Japan.
Prof. Reimer is the "pope of zoanthus".

Feed on / diet:
Acartia lilljeborgii (Copepods)
Acartia spinata (Copepods)
Acartia tonsa (Copepods)
Centropages furcatus (Copepods)
Corycaeus amazonicus (Copepods)
Corycaeus subulatus (Copepods)
Euchaeta marina (Copepods)
Euterpina acutifrons (Copepods)
Farranula gracilis (Copepods)
Labidocera acutifrons (Copepods)
Microsetella rosea (Copepods)
Oithona colcarva (Copepods)
Oithona nana (Copepods)
Oithona oculata (Copepods)
Oithona plumifera (Copepods)
Oithona simplex (Copepods)
Oncaea mediterranea (Copepods)
Oncaea venusta (Copepods)
Paracalanus aculeatus (Copepods)
Paracalanus crassirostris (Copepods)
Paracalanus parvus (Copepods)
Penilia avirostris (Branchiopods)
Undinula vulgaris (Copepods)
Acartia sp. (Copepods)
Acartiidae sp. (Copepods)
Calanidae sp. (Copepods)
Centropages sp. (Copepods)
Centropagidae sp. (Copepods)
Corycaeidae sp. (Copepods)
Corycaeus sp. (Copepods)
Ectinosomatidae sp. (Copepods)
Euchaeta sp. (Copepods)
Euchaetidae sp. (Copepods)
Euterpina sp. (Copepods)
Euterpinidae sp. (Copepods)
Farranula sp. (Copepods)
Labidocera sp. (Copepods)
Microsetella sp. (Copepods)
Oithona sp. (Copepods)
Oithonidae sp. (Copepods)
Oncaea sp. (Copepods)
Oncaeidae sp. (Copepods)
Paracalanidae sp. (Copepods)
Paracalanus sp. (Copepods)
Penilia sp. (Cladocera)
Podon sp. (Cladocera)
Podonidae sp. (Cladocera)
Pontellidae sp. (Copepods)
Sididae sp. (Copepods)
Tachidiidae sp. (Copepods)
Undinula sp. (Copepods)

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Zoantharia (Order) > Brachycnemina (Suborder) > Zoanthidae (Family) > Zoanthus (Genus) > Zoanthus solanderi (Species)



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