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Magnificent sea anemone - Heteractis magnifica

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The magnificent sea anemone is characterized by a flared oral disc which reaches between 20 and 50 centimeters in diameter but in some specimens this can reach one meter. The oral disc, the base of the tentacles, and the oral orifice have the same color going from light beige to white. The numerous tentacles are exceeding 8 centimeters long. The sea anemone, being a member of the Hexacorallia, usually carries tentacles in multiples of 6 that are positioned in concentric circles. Their tips are fingered and often lighter in coloration than the tentacle body and are sometimes vividly colored.

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