|Copyright: Jordan Kevrekidis (Kevrekidis)
|Date Taken: 2008|
|Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-09-20 0:12|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Sea Anemone is a water dwelling, predatory animal of the order Actiniaria. |
It is named after the anemone, a terrestrial flower. As cnidarians, sea anemones are closely related to corals, jellyfish, tube-dwelling anemones, and Hydra.
Sea anemones have small vesicles filled with toxins and inject a dose of poison in the flesh of the aggressor or prey. The poison is a mix of toxins, including neurotoxins, which paralyzes the prey and allows it to be moved to the mouth for digestion. The sea anemone eats small fish and shrimp.
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