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Copepod on Epiactis prolifera (Brooding anemone)


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Posted by Chris on September 24, 2010 at 10:14:48:

In Reply to: Epiactis prolifera (Brooding anemone) on Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp) from San Miguel posted by Chris on September 24, 2010 at 10:07:48:

Notice the copepod living near the base of the top tentacle on the Epiactis prolifera (Brooding anemone).

The more I look at anemones I find copepods living on them. It seems that on some species the copepod lives by eating the anemone's slime.


A copepod living on the Epiactis prolifera (Brooding anemone)
A copepod living on the Epiactis prolifera (Brooding anemone)


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