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Tube anemone
Image ID: 29633
Common Name: Tube anemone
Scientific Name: Cerianthus sp.
Location: Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga, South Pacific Ocean
Description: Tentacles of tube anemone bending in a gentle undersea current. These tube anemones, found through out the Indo-Pacific region, live partially buried in sand or mud, protected by a membranous tube made up from a skeleton of discharged stinging cells. Two crowns of tentacles, the external, long and slender, capture the prey and pass it to the short internal tentacles.
Keywords: Tube anemone, Cerianthus, sea anemone, Cnidaria, Coelenterata, Anthozoa, Actinaria, invertebrate, tentacles, stinging tentacles
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