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Cozumel Anemone????


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#1 DivinDiva

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 06:22 AM

I spotted this twice in Cozumel. I don't believe I had ever seen this before. Can anyone identify it for me?

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 06:32 PM

This also was taken in Cozumel. I did look it up once, but I don't recall off-hand the name:

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 07:03 PM

I believe these are Branching Anemone "Lebrunia Danae" also common here in the USVI, although I do not have my ID books with me to double check. I have also seen some wth a bluish coloration.

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 11:53 AM

Doug's right...Humann's Reef Creatures lists it as branching anemone.
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Posted 29 February 2004 - 07:00 AM

Sometimes you will find pretty and unusual shrmips associated with these anemones. Sorry for the poor scan quality on this image - I took it when I was 17 (in Antigua). With a Nik V, Marli!

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Posted 29 February 2004 - 11:34 AM

This gorgeous but tiny shrimp is the fairly recently named Periclimenes rathbunae.. I think Humann calls it a Sun Anemone Shrimp in the new Reef creature ID book. I saw the same one in Grenada.
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