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#1 davelew

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:13 PM

This should be an easy one for you guys, I don't have much anemone knowledge.

Last week, I saw what looked like a segmented worm at first nestled in some fire coral and writhing with the surge, in the Turks and Caicos islands in the Caribbean.

It only looked like a worm from far away, when I got closer it looked like some sort of rock anemone or carpet anemone, only I've never seen a carpet anemone with branching tentacles, and I didn't see the center of a rock anemone, just lots of edges folded over each other. Here's the best picture I got of it:

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#2 jlyle

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

Beaded anemone (Epicystis crucifer)
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#3 davelew

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

Beaded anemone (Epicystis crucifer)


Just out of curiosity, what makes you certain? I actually considered E. crucifer, but rejected it because of the lack of a prominent mouth (or whatever you call the center region of an anemone without any tentacles).

#4 AllisonFinch

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:48 AM

I would have guessed a branching anemone Lebrunia danae




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#5 jlyle

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:50 AM

I think Allison is right.

Maybe you should go back and take some more pictures for us...isn't that a shame? ;)
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:11 AM

I would have guessed a branching anemone Lebrunia danae




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Thanks-- that looks exactly like what I saw.

#7 AllisonFinch

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:11 PM

Just don't run your bare fingers in its tentacles. It is one of the ones that will hurt ya!