Picture of the Week, Blue Agave Zoa


Blue Agave Polyps

For this week’s AquaNerd Picture of the Week, we’re revisiting the Reef Currents event that went down in Houston a little more than a week ago. The subject of the photo is a variant of the Blue Agave Zoanthid, a particularly interesting little number that sports a neat looking splatter pattern on a “people eater” style polyp. The coral clearly stands out against other polyps, like the one sitting immediately next to it that just pales in comparison.

As for specific features, this people eater sports tan splotches over a much darker body. Its skirt is highlighted with faint touches of turquoise, while the mouth is glowing neon green.


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