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Striated actinia

Actinia striata Rizzi

Description:

This acitinia is the same species as my previous spotting, but of an excessive size. The small Actinia striata foot is only 3 cm in diameter, but it is about 15 to 20 cm. The rest of the information is the same in both.

Habitat:

On the underside of a loose stone on the rocky bottom of the Mediterranean coast. Little hydrodynamism. Punta de La Raja (La Manga. Murcia).

Notes:

Like other sea anemones, it is carnivorous, feeding on zooplankton which it catches with its tentacles, which thrust the prey into the mouth. It is a generally uncommon species. The sexes are separate and it is viviparous, with breeding probably taking place in summer

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1 Comment

Deny
Deny 9 months ago

Beauty

eulalia rubio
Spotted by
eulalia rubio

La Manga, Región de Murcia, Spain

Spotted on Aug 18, 2020
Submitted on Aug 18, 2020

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