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Cymbactis faeculenta  (Hobnail Vase Anemone)

Photo of Cymbactis faeculenta by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #74369)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Howe Sound Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat marine, deep subtidal
Photo Date Upload Date December 30, 2014
Elevation (m) 200
UTM Zone # Latitude 49.4886111111111
UTM Easting Longitude -123.271388888889
UTM Northing Photo ID # 74369
Notes Hobnail vase anemone. 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.

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