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Pachycerianthus fimbriatus (Tube dwelling anemone)

photo of tube dwelling anemone
Copyright © 2007 Mary Jo Adams

The tube dwelling anemone is found on areas of soft substrate where many individuals may be present, a sight reminiscent of a field of flowers.  Although up to 14 inches (35 cm.) of the parchment tube and anemone may be visible above the substrate, the tube extends up to 2 feet (60 cm.) further down into the substrate.  This species has two rings of tentacles; those in the outer ring are much longer than those that that encircle the oral cavity in the inner ring.  This anemone ranges from the intertidal zone to a depth of 100 feet (30 m.).  It is usually subtidal in Pacific Northwest waters.  The tube dwelling anemone is preyed on by the giant nudibranch (Dendronotus iris).

This anemone is also known under the common name tube anemone. 




This page was created by Mary Jo Adams on 11/7/08.