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Metridium giganteum
Metridium giganteum
White-plumed Anemone
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0405 0066 (2005-04-02)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  Feb 1982
  • latitude 36.81856   longitude -121.79270   max error distance 26012 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Monterey Bay (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Metridiidae
  • order Actiniaria
  • class Anthozoa
  • habitat  Subtidal
  • notes   These idividuals, height 50 cm, depth 16 m, were characteristically clustered in a large group. The species feeds on small zooplankton which they entrap with nematocyst stinging cells on their frilly tentacles. Reproduction is sexual with external fertilization.
  • camera   Nikon in Oceanic housing
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   Gignatic Anemone (ITIS ) White-plumed Anemone (photographer)
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