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Corynactis annulata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subclass  Hexacorallia
Genus  Corynactis
Phylum  Cnidaria
Order  Corallimorpharia
Class  Anthozoa
Family  Corallimorphidae
Scientific name  Corynactis annulata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Corynactis, False plum anemone, Strawberry anemone, Violet‑spotted anemone, Leminda millecra

Corynactis annulata, the strawberry anemone, is a bright pink colonial anthozoan similar in body form to sea anemones and scleractinian stony corals. Unlike the true sea anemones, this species is a colonial animal of the order Corallimorpharia.

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Description

The strawberry anemone is a very distinctive small bright pink anemone having white knobs on the ends of its tentacle tips. It grows to a diameter of 1 centimetre (0.39 in). Green and reddish colour morphs are also known.

Distribution

This species is found around the southern African coast from Port Nolloth to Mossel Bay, intertidally to 35 metres (115 ft). It is also known from the Inaccessible Archipelago in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

Ecology

It occurs in clusters and sheets on rocky reefs and wrecks. It feeds on small planktonic organisms.

References

Corynactis annulata Wikipedia


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