Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare #2

A white carpet anemone (Stichodactyla sp.), a rare find in the inter-tidal zone at an extremely low tide on a lonely beach   near Shannah, Oman. An Indo-Pacific occupant, living on reefs or on the sandy bottom, these anemones can attain a size of two and a half feet in diameter. Potentially harmful to humans ( a potent sting) they act as a host for many types of clownfish.

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12 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare #2

  1. Brilliant shot. As a part of my study, once I collected this specimen ( in India). It’s really a rare aquatic animal. Your photo explained its details very nicely.

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