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Heteractis aurora

(Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)

Nick Coburn Phillips A commensal five spotted Pacific clown anemone shrimp (Periclimenes brevicarpalis) female ~ on a beaded sea anemone (Heteractis aurora).

Nick Coburn Phillips Sony TX9 internal flash ISO400 f/3.5 1/100s

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 02 Oct 2011
Henry Jager Reef Art - Beaded Sea Anemone Heteractis aurora. Picture taken near Kubu Indah, Bali.

Imran Ahmad looks like jelly beans... yummy

Claudia Weber-Gebert Gummi-Bärchen... :D

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 27 Jul 2013
Stefan Follows Hoping for an ID on this curious wee Anemone..cheers :)

Stuart Pearce Where was it taken? :)

Stefan Follows Oh sorry, DOH! Koh Pha Ngan in the Gulf of Thailand last week.. +9° 47' 28.15", +100° 0' 25.05" ish ;)

Galina Maslova Nice

Stuart Pearce Finding 2 that look similar, Heteractis aurora & Phymanthus crucifer, only a quick web image search so would need to check distribution. Hope I have helped a bit to narrow the search, good starting point anyway :)

Stefan Follows very similar to this Stuart http://www.poppe-images.com/?t=17&photoid=940264 maybe a juvenile? thank you so much...:)

Tom Hobock Nice Ernst

Stuart Pearce Also have a look at P. crucifer Stefan, some images of that one are also very similar, not sure if it is present around Thailand though (mainly Caribbean from the quick look I had) :)

Stefan Follows from the distribution it would seem more likely H. aurora than P. crucifer from what i can find! ;)

Ron Silver I would agree with ID as a Beaded Anemone, H. aurora.

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 24 Oct 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Cnidaria (Phylum)
    Anthozoa (Class)
      Hexacorallia (Subclass)
        Actiniaria (Order)
          Nyantheae (Suborder)
            Thenaria (Infraorder)
              Endomyaria (Superfamily)
                Stichodactylidae (Family)
                  Heteractis (Genus)
                    Heteractis aurora (Species)
Associated Species