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Snakelocks anemone. Anémona de mar

Anemonia viridis


This anemone Actiniidae family has a column of up to 10 cm tall, a base of approximately 7cm in diameter which is slightly adhesive and suction, and has up to 200 tentacles, arranged in six crowns around the mouth opening, up to 20 cm in length. While the cylindrical body can be white, yellow, green or red, tentacles, little retractable and very fragile, may display different tones depending on the depth dwelling anemone, which is directly related to the absence / presence of symbiotic algae inside: deepwater acquires grayish coloration, while in surface waters has bright green hues due to endosymbiotic zooxanthellae. In addition, the tips of the tentacles usually show a purple or pink coloring.


Entre las grietas de las rocas a orillas del Mar Mediterráneo.


Among those tentacles can be found bodies of other species, which provide more or less close association with anemone: from sea spiders as Maja crispata until prawns as Periclimenes, crabs as Scyllarus arctus or Inachus phalangium or fish as Gobius bucchichii or Chromis chromis . · When disturbed, very stinging secretes substances that can cause more or less serious skin rashes level.---------------------------------------------Entre los tentáculos pueden encontrarse organismos de otras especies, que establecen asociaciones más o menos estrechas con la anémona: desde arañas de mar como Maja crispata, hasta decápodos como Periclimenes, cangrejos como Scyllarus arctus o Inachus phalangium, o peces como Gobius bucchichii o Chromis chromis. · Cuando es molestada, segrega sustancias muy urticantes que pueden causar escoceduras más o menos graves a nivel cutáneo.

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eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 6 years ago

Gracias, Isabela.

Isabela 6 years ago

Es difícil ver el pie de la anémona, suelen ocultarlo los tentáculos.

Isabela 6 years ago

Una maravilla de foto! Y muy difícil de obtener!

eulalia rubio
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eulalia rubio

Cabo de Palos, Región de Murcia, Spain

Spotted on Oct 19, 2014
Submitted on Oct 19, 2014

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