Metridium farcimen

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Giant plumose anemone:
Giant plumose anemone (Metridium farcimen): This species is very similar to short plumose anemone (Metridium senile fimbriatum), so much that until recently they were considered to be conspecific. However, it has since been split on the basis of the fact it doesn't clone itself, and of the consistency of its tentacular lobes' being more numerous and complex.

This species can grow to be quite large (up to a meter long), and while it can be observed in a variety of subtidal and extremely low intertidal contexts, it is most often seen on dock pilings during the very low tides of spring and summer.

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