Two more Epiactis prolifera (Proliferating aka Brooding Anemones) with babies attached.
The red version of Epiactis prolifera (Proliferating aka Brooding Anemone), with babies attached. I love to find these!
Another view of the ubiquitous Anthopleura elegantissima (Pink-tipped Green Anemones).
This is one of a few Anthopleura artemisia (Burrowing aka Moonglow Anemones) I noticed during the minus tide.
More of an orange base than pink..
These Urticina crassicornis (Painted Anemones) show the variation in color. Most are about 3" across. They are flat, due to the minus tide.
These Anthopleura elegantissima (Pink-tipped Green Anemones) are possibly clones of each other. During the minus tide, they protect themselves with bits of seashell.
Anthozoa is a class within the phylum Cnidaria. Unlike other cnidarians, anthozoans do not have a medusa stage in their development. Instead, they release sperm and eggs that form a planula, which attaches to some substrate on which the cnidarian grows. Some anthozoans can also reproduce asexually through budding. More than 6,100 species have been described.