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This large cerianthid anemone appears to have no valid scientific name, being referred to Cerianthus mediterraneus by french workers. It is a species of Pachycerianthus. Length of column and span of tentacles up to 200mm. Colour of inner tentacles white, marginal tentacles pale buff or chestnut with slightly darker brown bands. Number of marginal tentacles up to 150. Similar in appearance to Pachycerianthus multiplicatus but in a different habitat.


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Source: Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland

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