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Tube dwelling anemone - Cerianthus membranaceus - Feeling lonely

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Anthozoan with elongated body protected by a large tube much of which is buried in sediment. The exposed part has a double crown of long tentacles (more than 200). Color varies from purple to brown. Lives on sandy or muddy bottoms from 5-6 meters to below 40. Maximum size 40 centimeters.

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