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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
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Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1945
Acrorhagi
N/A atrichous isorhizas [atrichs]  49.3 - 63.4  x  5.6 - 7  /
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  19.7 - 26.8  x  2.8 - 3.5  (4) /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  19.7 - 22.6  x  4 - 5  /
Column
N/A atrichous isorhizas [atrichs]  29.6 - 47.9  x  5.6 - 7  /
N/A atrichs  17 - 19.7  x  4.2 - 5.6  /
N/A basitrichs  17.6 - 22.6  x  2.8 - 3.5  /
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  10 - 25.4  x  2.2 - 4  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  17.6 - 22.6  x  4 - 5.6  (7) /
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  21 - 28.2  x  2.5 - 3.5  /
N/A spirocysts   - 29  x   - 3.5  /
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AuthorSkeleton?Mineral or Organic?MineralPercent Magnesium
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Ecology

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  Depth range (m): 0 - 15

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Depth range (m): 0 - 15
 
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Knobbly anemone

The knobbly anemone, Bunodosoma capensis, is a species of sea anemone in the family Actiniidae.[1]

Description[edit source | edit]

The knobbly anemone is a medium-sized anemone of up to 10 cm in diameter. It is variably coloured, and may be maroon, orange or purple, or even variegated. Its column is knobbly and the knobs are non-adhesive. The knobs sometimes contrast with the body colour as do the tentacles. It has small round protrusions (spherules) at the base of its tentacles.[2]

Distribution[edit source | edit]

It is found around the southern African coast from Luderitz to Durban. It inhabits waters from the intertidal to 19 m in depth.

Ecology[edit source | edit]

The knobbly anemone is usually found on rocky ledges. Sand never sticks to its column, and it is often found attached to mussels or red bait, Pyura stolonifera.[2]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ Branch, G.M., Branch, M.L, Griffiths, C.L. and Beckley, L.E. 2010. Two Oceans: a guide to the marine life of southern Africa ISBN 978-1-77007-772-0
  2. ^ a b Jones, Georgina. A field guide to the marine animals of the Cape Peninsula. SURG, Cape Town, 2008. ISBN 978-0-620-41639-9
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