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Urticina coriacea

Urticina coriacea
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Copyright: Lisa Walker (FeatherBirdLady) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 82] (500)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-04
Categories: Cnidarians
Camera: Fuji FinePix, Smart Media
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-14 13:41
Viewed: 4694
Points: 1
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
At MacKerricher State Park, this Stubby Rose Anemone was found in one of the tidepools at extremely minus tides in the intertidal zone:

This is a fairly large anemone with a diameter to about 6 inches. The column ranges from brick red to bright red but is rarely visible because sand and bits of shell cling to and cover it. Tentacles are short, blunt, and banded, often red and gray. Look for Urticina coriacea in areas of coarse sediment low in the intertidal of rocky beaches and divers can find it to a depth of 50 feet. Not much is known about the diet of this species although it is thought to be a predator like other anemones. It is preyed upon by leather stars ( Dermasterias imbricata ). Other common names for Urticina coriacea are the buried anemone and the stubby rose anemone.

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To Lycaon: AgreedFeatherBirdLady 1 11-15 19:44
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The Urticina is quite sharp and the colors are great. You should have cropped away the reflection though.

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