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Starburst anemone

Anthopleura sola


The one in the photo was about 10 to 12 cm in diameter. It had sticky green tentacles.


Tide pools on coastal rock platforms. At low tide, may only be covered by a few centimetres of water. Column typically covered with shelly debris and retracts when not submerged.


Found in a tide pool on the rock platform at the north end of Kehoe Beach at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. Stripes on oral disc were fairly faint.

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1 Comment

skyamann 8 years ago

It looks like Anthopleura elegantissima -- this page has a great description

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California, USA

Spotted on Dec 24, 2011
Submitted on Dec 27, 2011

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