Unknown Anenome

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  1. Wrassman

    Wrassman Peppermint Shrimp

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    I have this brown anenome, that I've had over a year and a half now.  I've shown it's picture everywhere.  And no one can figure out what it is.  Here's what it looks like:
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    Now, it shouldn't be too difficult, should it?  But, there seem to be a whole bunch of anenomes that look just like this.  And they are all different species.  I believe that this is a Heteractis aurora, but I don't know that for sure.  I really would like to identify this anenome.

    If you think you have it nailed, post it here!  Let's see if we can identify it!  No one else has ever been able.  But, I know we can!!


    Edit: Fixed poor grammar. [smiley=square.gif]
     
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  3. karlas

    karlas Fire Goby

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    that looks like some type of flower anenome well hafta try to id it. i found a cool site its not on there but they have tons of anenome pics check it out

    anenome page

    hit the search data base link for more anemones
     
  4. Wrassman

    Wrassman Peppermint Shrimp

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    Whoa!!! Thanks , karla!!! That is a very cool site!!!

    After I did the anenome search, I did a worm search. Great pics!!!

    Thanks again, karla!!!
     
  5. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just a stab in the dark

    Heteractis aurora (Quoy & Gaimard 1833), the Beaded Sea Anemone. Up to two inch tentacles, with characteristic beaded appearance. With apparent mouth opening and often with radiating appearance from center. Stalk may be mottled or solid orange or red. Live attached to solid structure, able to retract completely beneath the substrate. Full size and close up Malaysian images.
     

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  6. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    side shot
     

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  7. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Nice! [smiley=thumbs_up.gif] Way to go J!
    I think you might have nailed this one!
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  9. Wrassman

    Wrassman Peppermint Shrimp

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    Thanks, jakets!!

    I've always thought it was an aurora, but have never been able to locate pictures that were clear enough to "prove" it. I think you have it with these two. I hope you don't mind if I use these two to clear up some "bets" I have on the side.
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  10. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey I think this is a first for me.
    I actually was able to help Wrassman instead of the other way around.

    Glad I could help. The pics are from Wet Web if you need more info

    J