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Giant Caribbean Anemone

Condylactis gigantea

Description:

Largest Caribbean anemone. This species is highly variable - I saw at least 4 very different color varieties around the same general area. It is a large, columnar animal and can exhibit a variety of colors: white, light blue, pink, orange, pale red, or light brown. Its mouth is surrounded by 100 or more tentacles. These tentacles differ in each individual of the species and their tips may be purple or rose colored or they even may not have any change in color, becoming paler than the body itself.

Habitat:

Sea anemones in general can be found anywhere from the intertidal zone all the way to a depth of 30,000 feet. Usually found in the crevices of rock walls, attached to a rock, shell, or almost any other hard object in shallow water that experiences full–strength seawater most of the time

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marylou.wildlife
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Belmopan, Cayo, Belize

Spotted on May 18, 2013
Submitted on May 30, 2014

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