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 A sea anemone with a variable colouration, column white, orange, red or brown, usually streaked or spotted with white or cream on its upper part. The disc and the tentacles are cream, orange or colourless, often freckled with brown or purple. Other colour varieties probably occur. The column can grow up to 120mm long and has 20 tentacles in two cycles of 10.There is a possibility that the specimen collected in Strangford Lough, northeast Ireland, is a different species to the ones from Plymouth southwards (Howson & Picton, 1999)


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Source: Marine Life Information Network

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