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Starburst Aggrigated Anemone

Description:

Greenish, blue-ish but also sometimes a yellow or spring green, I'm not sure if those are considered a different type. If out of water or if you touch them in a low tide pool attached to rock out cropping they will close up. They're sticky and have an array of pebbles and debris to camouflage themselves. If you stick your finger in there they try to see if they can eat it by sucking on it, it's kind of weird and probably rude to do to them.

Habitat:

Tide pools

Notes:

There are many different kinds of anemone so I've gotten mixed information on whether they are edible, I say no. Please comment if you know otherwise. `~~Taxonomy Sea anemones, order Actiniaria, are classified in the phylum Cnidaria, class Anthozoa, subclass Hexacorallia.[40] Rodriguez et al. proposed a new classification for the Actiniaria based on extensive DNA results.[41] Suborders and Superfamilies included in Actiniaria are: Suborder Anenthemonae Superfamily Edwardsioidea Superfamily Actinernoidea Suborder Enthemonae Superfamily Actinostoloidea Superfamily Actinioidea Superfamily Metridioidea

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4 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Stunning shots ! Thanks for sharing this.

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Very interesting spotting and beautiful creature!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

Photo No. 1: is a very beautiful, and a very colorful photo....

Tania17
Tania17 2 years ago

Wow!!!!!!

Tera2
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Tera2

California, USA

Spotted on Mar 22, 2018
Submitted on Mar 22, 2018

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