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This anemone is generally green with pink or purple tipped tentacles. The exact shade of green varies depending on the presence and ratio of two single-celled symbiotic organisms in its tissues; a green algae and an olive or golden brown dinoflagellate. Without the symbiont, they appear grayish or white except for the pink on their tentacles.
Spotted next to rocks exposed at low tide.
Anthopleura elegantissima has a rather general diet, feeding on small animals that it captures with its tentacles, barnacle molts, and other dead animal material.
Spotted on Feb 24, 2019
Submitted on Feb 27, 2019
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