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Epiactis thompsoni

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Epiactis thompsoni,A beautiful E. thompsoni from under a rock at Tapeturanga Marine Reserve, 2019

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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
:
  • Epiactis adeliana
  • Epiactis australiensis
  • Epiactis brucei
  • Epiactis fecunda
  • Epiactis fernaldi
  • Epiactis georgiana
  • Epiactis incerta
  • Epiactis irregularis
  • Epiactis laevisi
  • Epiactis lisbethae
 
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in this lexicon
:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-10-16 14:26:33 

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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.

Synonymised names:
Actinia thompsoni Coughtrey, 1875 (original binomen)
Actinia thomsoni
Epiactis novo-zealandica
Epiactis thomsoni
Leiotealia thompsoni (Coughtrey, 1875)

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