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Stomphia coccinea  (Spotted Swimming Anemone)

Photo of Stomphia coccinea by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #74364)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Johnstone Strait Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat marine, subtidal
Photo Date Upload Date December 30, 2014
Elevation (m) -20
UTM Zone # Latitude 50.4169333333333
UTM Easting Longitude -125.937916666667
UTM Northing Photo ID # 74364
Notes Spotted swimming anemone. Reaches 8 cm in diameter. Readily identified by the orange colour and small white spots at the base of each tentacle. Releases its hold on the bottom and thrashes side to side in response to contact by the leather star, Dermasterias imbricata.


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