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Stichodactyla mertensii (Merten's carpet sea anemone)

Wikipedia Abstract

Merten's carpet sea anemone, Stichodactyla mertensii, is regarded as the largest sea anemone with a diameter of over 1 m, the next largest being Heteractis magnifica which has longer tentacles. This species has an oral disc that can be described as more ovoid than circular that contours to the surrounding substrate and is attached to the substrate by adhesive verrucae, which are wart like projections.
View Wikipedia Record: Stichodactyla mertensii

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Amphiprion akallopisos (skunk-stripe anemonefish)[1]
Amphiprion clarkii (Yellowtail clownfish)[1]
Amphiprion ocellaris (Clown anemonefish)[1]
Amphiprion sandaracinos (Eastern skunk anemonefish)[1]

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Species recognized by Fautin D.G., 15-Oct-2001, Hexacorals: Hexacorallians of the World in Catalog of Life 2011
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