Parasitic Anemone

Calliactis parasitica

Summary 2

Calliactis parasitica is a species of sea anemone associated with hermit crabs. It lives in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea at depths between the intertidal zone and 60 m (200 ft). It is up to 10 cm × 8 cm (3.9 in × 3.1 in) in size, with up to 700 tentacles, and is very variable in colour. The relationship between C. parasitica and the hermit crab is mutualistic: the sea anemone protects the hermit crab with its stings, and benefits from...

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  1. (c) National Museums Northern Ireland and its licensors, alguns direitos reservados (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/cnidaria/calpar.jpg
  2. (c) Wikipedia, alguns direitos reservados (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calliactis_parasitica

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