Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:13 PM
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:
Turks and Caicos by davelewinn, on Flickr
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).
Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:48 AM
Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:11 AM
I would have guessed a branching anemone Lebrunia danae
Thanks-- that looks exactly like what I saw.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:11 PM