MYSTERY REEF ANIMAL: Can You ID This Invertebrate?

24 Sep, 2021

This marine invertebrate is currently living at A&M Aquatics in Lansing, Michigan. Its identity has baffled more than a few aquarists and biologists who have seen it. Image: Josh Spearow/A&M.

Know what this reef animal is? Its identity and the story behind it will be included in REEF VISIONS in the November/December 2021 Issue of CORAL.

Hints:

1] It is from the tropical Indo-Pacific.

2] It is currently about 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter.

3] It has a good appetite and has lived for several years in the Michigan facilities of the marine livestock wholesale and aquaculture company A&M Aquatics.

Post your answer below in the comments, and then CLICK HERE FOR THE BIG REVEAL and see if you guessed correctly!

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Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC is the publisher of award-winning magazines and books in the fields of aquarium keeping, aquatics, and marine science. It is the English-language publisher of CORAL Magazine and is based in Shelburne, Vermont, USA.

7 Comments

  1. September 24, 2021

    Heliofungia

  2. September 24, 2021

    Dwarf carpet anemone

  3. September 25, 2021

    stichodactyla tapetum

  4. September 26, 2021

    Well hard to tell w/o context, am going also w plate coral, heliofungia

  5. September 26, 2021

    Minimaxi carpet nem

  6. September 27, 2021

    Carpet anemone

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