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Starburst anemone

Anthopleura sola

Description:

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

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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
skyamann 8 years ago

It looks like Anthopleura elegantissima

http://bit.ly/usqfEI -- 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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