Anthopleura elegantissima (Aggregating anemone)
2005 Mary Jo Adams
anemone is generally green with pink or purple tipped tentacles.
The exact shade of green varies depending on the presence and ratio
of two single-celled symbiotic organisms in its tissues; a green
algae and an olive or golden brown dinoflagellate. Without
the symbiont, they appear grayish or white except for the pink on
This page was created by Mary Jo Adams on 10/23/05.