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Urticina lofotensis
Urticina lofotensis
Sea Anemone
(shown with Sponges surround the base)
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0405 0065 (2005-04-02)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  Jun 1988
  • latitude 36.54630   longitude -121.93121   max error distance 2866 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Carmel Bay (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Actiniidae
  • order Actiniaria
  • class Anthozoa
  • habitat  Subtidal
  • notes   Depth 15 m. The column of this anemone measures about 15 cm high. The brilliant red color arises from carotenoid pigments which work their way up the food web from diatoms. The tentacles are loaded with stinging cells, nematocysts, that entrap prey which then is thrust into the anemone's mouth.
  • camera   Nikon in Oceanic housing
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   Sea Anemone (photographer)
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