E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Anthopleura elegantissima (Brandt, 1835)
Aggregating Anemone; Pink-Tipped Anemone; Surf Anemone
Family: Actiniidae
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© Brian Klinkenberg  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #8802)

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Distribution of Anthopleura elegantissima in British Columbia
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Found in surge and current-swept habitats. Usually green in colour due to the presence of a unicellular symbiotic alga in the tissues [but if sheltered from light may lack the alga and appear purple].

Note Author: Neil McDaniel

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
BC Ministry of Environment: BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer--the authoritative source for conservation information in British Columbia.

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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: 2024-06-15 3:59:44 PM]
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