Found this thing on my …. sigh…. dead aussie elegance coral. My clownfish were trying to host in the elegance coral and the coral didn’t respond well so i put it down stairs in my refugium under an LED light strip to see if it would bounce back.
Two other species have recently been placed in this genus, both likely to be widespread in the Indo-Pacific. The White Ring Corallimorph Pseudocorynactis globulifera appears to be a semi-common species in aquariums, though this identification is based solely on images published online by Dr. Jacob Dafni and needs morphological and genetic confirmation. Whatever this form represents, it can be recognized by: 1) a small size of around 1cm diameter. 2) acrospheres varying from white to pale orange. 3) a distinctive white patterning around the base of each tentacle and further white speckling radiating towards the stomodaeum (the “mouth”).
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The Green Tentacled Corallimorph is the most commonly seen species in captivity. This small, fecund form is best diagnosed by the green fluorescence surrounding the tentacle bases and at the apex of each tentacle stalk. The color of the body varies from entirely or mostly clear to a more opaque orange or pink. It may be related to another small and gregarious species from the Atlantic, Corynactis parvula, which shares with this aquarium corallimorphid a propensity for vigorously reproducing asexually to form relatively dense colonies. Corynactis caboverdensis is said to be another related species, but is known from only a single 3mm specimen collected at the Cape Verde Islands off Northwestern Africa. Note that these latter two species are thought to belong in Pseudocorynactis, but this awaits a formal taxonomic revision.