Re: OK, I'm totally confused now.

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Posted by Chris on December 11, 2009 at 11:58:14:

In Reply to: OK, I'm totally confused now. posted by Clinton Bauder on December 11, 2009 at 11:12:13:

These are not Cribrinopsis albopunctata.

The following are identifying characteristics of Urticina mcpeaki

  1. The verrucae (wart like tubercles or spots) on the side are sticky and almost always have debris sticking to them
  2. The top row of marginal structures (spots) has visible openings
  3. The tentacles have longitudinal stripes or chevrons.

There is usually not any debris sticking to the sides of Cribrinopsis albopunctata, nor do they have openings in the top row of spots.


  1. D. W. Gothshall,Guide to Marine Invertebrates, Alaska to Baja California 2nd Edition, p29, #56
  2. Urticina mcpeaki at the ki.edu Bioinformatics of Hexocorals
  3. Hauswaldt, J.S., and K.E. Pearson. 1999. Urticina mcpeaki, a new species of sea anemone (Anthozoa: Actiniaria: Actiniidae) from the North American Pacific coast. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 112(4):652-660.

Thank Leslie Harris for giving me the link to ki.edu Bioinformatics of Hexocorals.

Thank you for liking the pictures. I am very happy with the Olympus 50mm lens.


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