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

Anthopleura xanthogrammica (Brandt, 1835)
Giant Green Anemone; Surf Anemone; Surf Anemone
Family: Actiniidae
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© Neil McDaniel  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #74363)

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Distribution of Anthopleura xanthogrammica in British Columbia
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The Giant Green Anemone is a low to mid intertidal species found in the Pacific Ocean (North-east Pacific) from Alaska to Southern California, and sometimes southwards (to Panama) (Cowles 2011, Wikipedia 2011). In BC, it is found along the coast. This is the largest species of green anemone and, with exposure to sunlight, this species can appear bright green as in the photo above (Racerocks 2011, Wkipedia 2011).

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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General References

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: 2023-10-01 7:35:59 AM]
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