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 Mesacmaea mitchellii is a burrowing anemone with only the disc and tentacles showing at the surface of the sediment. The tentacles of Mesacmaea mitchellii are very long in extension and taper to fine points. There are 7 tentacles that are held over the disc and the other tentacles are around the disc with a maximum total number of tentacles of 36. The tentacles are a translucent greyish brown with a pattern of chevrons of brown and whitish near the base. The disc is greyish brown, cream or reddish, there is darker ring around the mouth and broad dark radial lines amongst the tentacles bases.None.


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