It's amazing how many Anthopleura elegantissima (Pink-tipped Green Anemone) can gather together on one beach-- thousands!
The Anthopleura elegantissima (Pink-tipped Green Anemone) in the middle is cloning!
1.5 metros de profundidad
In an underwater cave. Dive spot "Rabo de Asno". Photo obtained from a video I made during the dive (photos take too long...).
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.