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Family Aiptasiidae

HAWAII

Aiptasia pulchella

Green banded form, Kaunolu Bay tidepool, Lana'i

 

Typical color, Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 1 foot

 

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

Makapu'u tidepool, Oahu

 

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 1 foot

Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach, California, 4 feet

 GLASS ANEMONE

Abundant in tidepools, holes, and under rocks in shallow water.  Transparent with brown, yellow, or green color provided by embedded photosynthetic cells called zooxanthellae.  Hawaii, Tropical Pacific & the Eastern Pacific.