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Cymbactis faeculenta McMurrich, 1893
Hobnail Vase Anemone
Family: Actinostolidae


© Neil McDaniel     (Photo ID #74369)


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Distribution of Cymbactis faeculenta in British Columbia in British Columbia


This deep-water species is commonly brought up in trawls from deep water in Howe Sound. It is a large anemone (up to 15 cm in diameter) with conspicuous hard lumps in the column. It is usually recovered attached to hard objects like large pieces of waterlogged wood or small rocks. It is not known what it looks like expanded, although the column and tentacles are usually white or pale pink.

Note Author: Neil McDaniel

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