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#1 jnsgonda

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 05:33 PM

Hello,

Sorry to say my knowledge of anenome species is very lacking. I'm in the market for a pacific coast invert. book.

Thanks,

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Posted 05 November 2003 - 09:07 AM

John - Nice photo! Based on what I've learned already in this forum, I think this may be a corallimorph, a close relative of anemones, but older and more primitive.
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Posted 05 November 2003 - 10:22 AM

Hi

I use Gotshall's Guide to Marine Invertebrates (Sea Challengers, 1994) for the common US-Canada West Coast inverts, although there are a couple of other books on the market

I think your anemone is a species of Urticina, possibly U. lofotensis (if the column is red with white spots) or U. piscivora (if the column is simply crimson red)

I think it is a true anemone, not a coralliomorpharian

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Posted 05 November 2003 - 10:49 AM

Pretty sure that is a anemone. They can have some great coloUr up in BC. I have the Whales and Whelks book and it helps as a starter. It has a little of everything in it.

I believe I have a couple of anemone pics. I guess I only have one uploaded and it is a mouth shot.

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#5 jnsgonda

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Posted 05 November 2003 - 02:23 PM

Thanks for the info.

It must be U. lofotensis as the stalk is red with white spots.

Thanks again,

John

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