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Epiactis thompsoni,A beautiful E. thompsoni from under a rock at Tapeturanga Marine Reserve, 2019
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Profile lexID: 12476 AphiaID: 283437 Scientific: Epiactis thompsoni German: Rotgestreifte Anemone English: Red-striped Anemone Category: Anemoner Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Actiniaria (Order) > Actiniidae (Family) > Epiactis (Genus) > thompsoni (Species) Initial determination: (Coughtrey, ), 1875 Occurrence: , Endemic species Australia, New Zealand Sea depth: 1 - 30 Meter Size: bis zu 7,5cm Temperature: °C - 25°C Food: dyreplankton, Plankton Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2019-10-16 14:15:07
Last edit: 2019-10-16 14:26:33
Epiactis thompsoni (Coughtrey, 1875)
Epiactis thompsoni commonly known as the red-striped anemone is relatively large, up to 75mm. The pedal disc protrudes at the base, diameter of the disc is up to 45mm. Red and white stripes run vertically up the body. The white stripes sometimes turning a strong yellow or even lime green near the elevated mouth. 60 or so tentacles are arranged in 3 whorls, are usually white with a mauve tip and can be up to 25mm long. Inhabits rock pools around the low tide mark.
Its a brooding anemone.
Actinia thompsoni Coughtrey, 1875 (original binomen)
Leiotealia thompsoni (Coughtrey, 1875)
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