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Starbust Anemone Sep 2014.<br />
Tidal pools next to Morro Rock, Morro Bay, CA.<br />
A. sola is a solitary anemone that averages 12 cm but can grow up to 25 cm wide.The column is pale green to white in color and is twice as long as its width when extended. The column has numerous sticky protuberances (verrucae) arranged in vertical rows to which gravel and shell fragments adhere. The oral disc is radially striped and has five rings of thick, pointed feeding tentacles. Tentacles are pale with the tips colored in pink, blue or lavender. In the second pic you can see one with its stomach inside out to remove undigested material. Anthopleura sola,Fall,Geotagged,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Starbust Anemone

Sep 2014.
Tidal pools next to Morro Rock, Morro Bay, CA.
A. sola is a solitary anemone that averages 12 cm but can grow up to 25 cm wide.The column is pale green to white in color and is twice as long as its width when extended. The column has numerous sticky protuberances (verrucae) arranged in vertical rows to which gravel and shell fragments adhere. The oral disc is radially striped and has five rings of thick, pointed feeding tentacles. Tentacles are pale with the tips colored in pink, blue or lavender. In the second pic you can see one with its stomach inside out to remove undigested material.

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''Anthopleura sola'', commonly known as the starburst anemone or giant green anemone, is a species of sea anemone of the family Actiniidae. ''A. sola'' was previously considered the solitary form of the common aggregating anemone ''Anthopleura elegantissima'', but was identified as a separate species in 2000.

Similar species: Sea Anemones
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Uploaded Aug 13, 2017. Captured Sep 24, 2014 00:43 in Coleman Dr, Morro Bay, CA 93442, USA.
  • SP-820UZ
  • f/4.6
  • 10/400s
  • ISO160
  • 10.9mm