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Family Aiptasiidae

WESTERN ATLANTIC

Aiptasia pallida

Amoray Resort, Key Largo, FL, 2 feet

PALE ANEMONE

Abundant in clusters on rocks and mangrove roots in shallow water.  Transparent with brown, yellow, or green color provided by embedded photosynthetic cells called zooxanthellae.  North Carolina, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico.