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Cribrinopsis fernaldi  (Crimson Anemone)

Photo of Cribrinopsis fernaldi by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2102)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Hungry Point, Petersberg, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat On rocks, often in muddy areas
Photo Date Upload Date October 18, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2102
Notes This is (in my opinion) the most beautiful anemone in the Pacific NW. They are rare in the intertidal zone, but may be common subtidally. A close examination of the tentacles reveals rows of fine chevron-shaped darker markings that are distinctive. This anemone hosts several shrimp species that cling to the base. Photo taken with Pentax Optio W10 underwater submerged in shallow aquarium.


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