Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Zoantharia (Order) > Brachycnemina (Suborder) > Sphenopidae (Family) > Palythoa (Genus) > Palythoa variabilis (Species)
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The offspring of Palythoa variabilis are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Palythoa variabilis, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Palythoa variabilis, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Palythoa variabilis is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Palythoa variabilis, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org
This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!
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