anemone question

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anemone question

Post by Scott G » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:05 pm

I've seen a few anemone's with these little extra growths scattered around them... they are attached. I don't know much about anemone spawning but i seem to remember these Urticina's to have seperate sexes (?)...

any ideas?
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Re: anemone question

Post by Dusty2 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:14 pm

Hmmmm I'm no expert on anemones but those look like critters of some sort. Maybe they are anemone fleas?? \:D/ \:D/

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Re: anemone question

Post by Zen Diver » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:25 am

I vote zits. Maybe they are adolescent? :la:

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Re: anemone question

Post by Scott G » Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:13 am

here's another one, out of focus, but same thing.

anyone know about anemone gametes and what they might look like?
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Re: anemone question

Post by Biodiversity_Guy » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:34 pm

Where and when was this picture taken?

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Re: anemone question

Post by Jan K » Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:07 pm

Scott, the only anemone I saw releasing gametes were the Plumose. I don't know if this helps:
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Re: anemone question

Post by Scott G » Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:07 pm

Yeah that helps Jan!

i would imagine if it looked like that from a colonial living anemone than singular ones would be without that jelly stuff that keeps it all close and in a bunch.

probably was gametes, my guess.

Thanks again,
Scott

ps. one shot was in the winter and one in the summer, both in Oregon.

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