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Anthopleura artemisia (Pickering in Dana, 1846)
Burrowing Green Anemone; Moonglow Anemone
Family: Actiniidae
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© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #6173)

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Distribution of Anthopleura artemisia in British Columbia
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Common in shallow water and up to 10 cm in diameter. Usually green in colour with conspicuous white bands along each tentacle. Hosts a symbiotic green alga which gives it the green colour. Lives buried in soft sediments up to the level of the oral disc.

Note Author: Neil McDaniel

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
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Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-07-15 7:48:02 AM]
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