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Description

The anemone was about 50 mm with tentacles extended and floating in the water. Tentacles were numerous, translucent but dark green in colour and had pointy ends. The oral disc was covered by sand and therefore not visible.
Where the anemones were out of water, they looked like dark clumps studded with sand grains. Partially submerged anemones (pic 3) were interesting in that the submerged part had extended tentacles and the exposed part was curled up displaying a sand encrusted column. Long striations could be seen in the retracted column which was the same colour as the tentacles.
Spotted in rock pools - rocky intertidal zone (Cape Conran)

Date & Time

  2018-03-22 03:49 PM

Location

  -37.801149 , 148.739458 : 13.032 m

Near Cape Conran VIC 3888, Australia

Discussion

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  1. David Francis  Name added to db https://natureshare.org.au/species/aulactinia_veratra (new name).

    Reply • 04 Apr

  2. Leuba Ridgway  Thank you David.

    Reply • 04 Apr




NS Observation No. 5AC1BB32ED2A8994660005F6
Created 2018-04-02 03:16 PM (3 months ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2018-05-28 03:21 PM (21 days ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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